Wild Cherry Bark C/S, Organic, 1/2 lb.(WCBC-2)
Wild Cherry Bark is harvested when the bark of the Black Cherry turns black, and begins to break apart. The fruit if the tree is used in pies, cakes, tarts, jellies, and jams.
This bark has expectorant and mildly sedative properties. It is best when prepared without using heat such as in a tincture. Wild Cherry Bark may help support a strengthened immune system and respiratory system.
Common Names: Wild cherry, black cherry, choke cherry, Virginia prune bark, rum cherry
Wild Cherry Bark has been used to ease pain in the early stages of labor. Wild Cherry Bark is not recommended for long term use.
Excerpts from Practical Herbalism
Comfrey Root Tinctures and Wild Cherry Bark Tinctures are extremely complimentary aids to the respiratory system.
Elderberry Herb Syrup
1/2 c. Echinacea
1/4 c. Wild Cherry bark
1/4 c. White Willow bark
1/4 c. Licorice
1/4 c. Eleuthero Root
1/2 c. Astragulas
1 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
3 c. Glycerine
4 c. water
4 c. Elderberries
1/2 c. Honey
1. Cook Elderberries, herbs, glycerine, and water in crock post on low for 8 hours.
2. Strain and press warm syrup mixture and then let cool.
3. Dissolve honey in venegar, and then mix it in the syrup.
4. Label and store in dark spot away from heat.
Tip: We like to take 1 Tablespoon every 2 to 4 hours whenever we need an extra boost.
Wild Cherry Cough Syrup
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 5 cups wild cherries
- 2 cups water
- 4 cups food grade Glycerin or white sugar
- 1 cup dried Mullein
- 1 cup dried Ginger
- 2 1/4 cups Wild Cherry Bark
- 1 glass jar and lid
HOW TO MAKE IT...
- Place wild cherries in a cooking pot; add just enough water so cherries don't burn.
- Add either glycerin or sugar. Stir and let immerse for 20 min.
- Add ginger and mullein; stir. Let simmer 20 min.
- Turn off heat and add wild cherry bark. Let sit for 2 to 3 hours.
- Strain herbs; put finished syrup in a clean glass jar, label and store in fridge.
NOTE: Quantities listed are not fixed; adjust to your taste.