Expectorant used for coughs, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath and more.
The bark of the wild cherry is expectorant, antispasmodic, and antitussive. These properties indicate its usefulness as a preparation for coughs, where it will inhibit the cough reflex and ease spasmodic coughing. A syrup of wild cherry is often used as a base for commercial cough medicines for this reason. Wild cherry is best employed when coughing is spasmodic and relentless, making resting at night difficult. Wild cherry can be added to preparations for bronchitis or whooping cough and can be helpful in coughs that accompany pneumonia. It is also helpful in coughs with influenza, where there is associated shortness of breath.
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Anonymous - September 7, 2007, 12:12
I just heard that wild cherry bark tea is great for asthma..I was checking this site and noticed it also comes in pill form. Can anyone tell me the benefit differences between the tea and the tablet form? I am wondering which one is the best?? Thanks!
ZooScape Moderator - September 7, 2007, 12:17
It is simply a matter of personal preference!
Some people prefer the Wild Cherry Bark tea, because the hot liquid also has a soothing effect. Some people don't like tea, or the taste of this tea, so they prefer Wild Cherry Bark capsules. And other people prefer to mix Wild Cherry Bark powder with juice, and take their Wild Cherry Bark that way.
I read about the American Indians using Wild Cherry Bark tea for asthma but heard it was not easy to drink so I ordered the pills. It has proven to relieve most of my asthma symptoms so far. I am taking 2 pills 3 times a day and can defi...
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