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Wild Cherry, Prunus serotina
Parts used: Bark.
Constituents: Cyanogenic glycosides, Volatile oil, Coumarins, Benzoic acids, Gallitannins, Scopoletin and resin.
Actions: Antitussive, Expectorant, Nervine, Anti-spasmodic, Restorative, Sedative, Astringent.
Indications:
Pertussis, tracheitis, cardiac failure, geriatrics, dry mucous membranes, bronchiectasis, bronchitis, whooping cough, tumour (pulmonary), injury. Very good as a syrup.
Psychogenic, nervous dyspepsia, diarrhoea, nervous cough.
For dry irritation, dry coughs (not mucous), supportive in asthma.
To the lungs, fatigue, cardiac palpitation, from debility; dyspnea; pyrexia; loss of appetite; and cardiac pain.
Herbal extract: 15-30mL per week.
Energetics: Cooling, drying, astringent, pungent, bitter.
Caution: Can potentiate hypotensive drugs and anaesthetics.