Cherry

Summary

Medicinal plant with anti-inflammatory properties for its fruits and diuretic for its peduncles, used mainly in cases of gout (fruit) and cystitis (peduncle). It is often presented as the fruit itself, juice, syrup and tea or decoction (peduncle).

names

Portuguese name: cherry, cherry tree (tree
name) Binomial name: Prunus avium (Prunus cerasus)
French name: Cerise , cerisier (tree
name) English name: cherry
German name: Kirche
Italian name: ciliegia
Spanish name: Cereza

Family

Rosaceae

Constituents

Tannins (peduncle), phenols, anthocyanosides (fruit), beta-carotene and vitamins (fruit).

parts used

Fruit (cherry), peduncles (cherry stem).

Effects

Diuretic, laxative, anti-inflammatory.

Indications

Fruit (the cherry, in syrup or juice):
– Gout, rheumatism, constipation, trouble sleeping (concentrated cherry juice, also read in the notes).

Peduncles – stem of cherries (as tea or decoction):
– Cystitis (urinary tract infections), urinary calculi.

Secundary effects

Cherry can cause diarrhea due to the laxative effect in high doses. Please read the leaflet and consult a specialist.

contraindications

None known (in our opinion). Please read the leaflet and consult a specialist.

Interactions

None known (in our opinion). Please read the leaflet and consult a specialist.

Preparations

– Fruit (like fruit to eat)

– Syrup

– Juice (read notes)

– Cherry stem tea or decoction

Where does the cherry grow?

The cherry grows in many temperate regions such as Europe, the Americas (North and South, especially in the United States, Canada and Chile) or Asia.

When to harvest?

The cherry fruits and stems are harvested in late spring, in the northern hemisphere in May and June. However, according to the cherry varieties, the harvest can last until mid-August.

Interesting Observations

– According to a British study published in early 2012, drinking 30 ml of concentrated cherry juice before bed, from the Montmorency cherry variety, increases the duration (15-25 minutes) and quality of sleep (according to the study 5 6%). The positive effect on sleep comes from a 15% increase in the concentration of melatonin (an important hormone in sleep regulation).

– The cherry in the form of fruit, has been used for a long time to treat gout as a complementary method. Cherries are rich in anthocyanosides, which are responsible for the beneficial effect on gout.

– Consuming 10 to 12 cherries a day for 2 days or more can reduce the risk of gout by 35%, according to a study published in late 2012. Consumption of allopurinol and cherries may even lower the risk of gout by 75% compared to those not consuming allopurinol or cherry.

– The stems or peduncle of the cherry (not the fruit) have also been used for a long time, in the form of an infusion or decoction, to treat urinary tract infections and cystitis.

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