Wild Cherry Bark
Native America's traditional apothecary Wild Cherry Bark is a medicinal herb derived from the black cherry tree that has been used for centuries by Native Americans and Herbalists. In fact Wild Cherry Bark was one of the most treasured herbs of Native American Tribes. It was used as a cough suppressant, perhaps why it was also known as Chokeberry. It became known after curing the famous American explorer Meriwether Lewis of a severe bout of gastric upset. Written in the Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants, "When Captain Meriwether Lewis fell ill with fever and abdominal cramps on the Lewis and Clark expedition, he was on his feet the next day after being dosed with Chokecherry twigs simmered in water." Wild Cherry Bark was listed in the US Pharmacopoeia from 1820 to 1970 as an antitussive and a sedative. The Cherokees used the bark as a pain killer during labour, the Mohegans are documented as using it as a remedy for various problems including dysentery. Crossing boarders the Herb was used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, utilised for “heart fire”. This is a Tea for the Great Outdoors, it gives and is part of the Wilderness, add Bush Apple Syrup to sweeten. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia (BHP) 0.5-2 grams of the bark infused in boiling water.
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- Wild Cherry Inner Bark - 100% Natural.
- Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.
- Add 2 teaspoons to 2 cups of water. Put the water in a pot, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Leave for around 10 minutes or according to taste before straining it. It has a slight bitter/strong taste, you can add a little Longan Fruit Honey (Available @AncientPurity) and lemon to the tea for a smoother and brighter flavour overall.
- You should use this for short-term treatment only (10-14 days). Take a break for a couple of weeks and repeat if desired or take it as directed by your Herbalist or Health Practitioner. Do not exceed the daily recommended dose.
WARNING: Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding. Contact your healthcare practitioner before taking Wild Cherry Bark if you are taking any prescription medications.
NOTE: Wild Cherry Bark is used to make medicine. Wild Cherry is used for colds, whooping cough, bronchitis and other lung problems; diarrhoea; gout; digestive disorders; and aches pain. It is also used in cough syrups because of its sedative, expectorant, drying, and cough-suppressing effects. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Size: 200g. (7.05 oz.).
- Origin: USA.
- Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2-3 years.
- Storage: Store in a cool dry place.
Wild Cherry Bark Lowdown
Wild cherry trees grow throughout North America. Native Americans traditionally stripped the bark of the young plants, dry the inner bark and ground it for use as a remedy for cough and other health problems. You can use Ancient Purity Wild Cherry Bark to make tea that can aid to quell coughing. Wild Cherry Bark powder is also one of the active ingredients in several well-known commercial cough syrups.
Wild Wild Country (Wild Cherry Bark & Maple Tea)
- One Cup Ancient Purity Dried Wild Cherry Bark.
- ½ Litre Filtered Boiling Water.
- • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (You can also add a shot of Ancient Purity Davidson Plum Extract.)
- Heat filtered water to boil
- Let steep covered for at least 5 minutes.
- Add Maple Syrup.
- Stir well.
- Enjoy any time of day.
Flavonoids, calcium, potassium, and iron are some of the hidden riches that make up the key components of this relatively unknown herbal tea. As a member of the rose family, you can imagine the kinds of physical and energetic ailments that are encouraged to transform by drinking Wild Cherry Bark Tea!
Wild Cherry Bark Cough Syrup
- 2 parts Ancient Purity Wild Cherry Bark.
- 1 part liquorice root.
- 1 part ginger root.
- 1 part cinnamon bark.
- 1 part fennel seeds.
- 1 part elecampane.
- 1/8 part orange peel.
- 2 Teaspoons Pure Longan Honey
- Mix all herbs except the Wild Cherry Bark and cover completely with water. Simmer gently until the liquid is reduced by half.
- Next, turn the heat off and add the Wild Cherry Bark.
- Allow the mixture to infuse for 4 – 12 hours.
- When the infusion time is over, strain and compost the herbs.
- Measure the amount of liquid you have and allow it to cool.
- Double your liquid amount to know how much honey to use. For example, if you have 1/2 cup of liquid, use 1 cup of the honey. (Vegans can use maple syrup instead of honey)
Wild Cherry Bark syrup is an amazing remedy which works for all kinds of chest congestion and coughs and one that I always keep on hand during the cold season.
TIP: You can also add a bit of Ancient Purity Bergamot Orange Powder at this for flavour. This syrup will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.
Q: Can you tell me how to make Wild Cherry Bark tea?
A: Grind the dried Wild Cherry Bark coarsely. Add 1 teaspoon to a tea ball and steep in just filtered boiled water, covered for 10 minutes. Sweeten to taste. Drink 1 cup to quell an irritating cough up to 3 times daily. Cherry Bark Tea should be used only for short-term treatment. (10-14 days).
Q: Where does Wild Cherry Bark come from?
A: It is native to eastern North America, Prunus serotina has small, dark fruits that are often used as food as well as making jams and liqueurs. The tree's brown-reddish bark has traditionally been used for its wellness-promoting qualities.
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