Cherry Stalks

Medical Herbs Catalogue


Cherry Stalks

Botanical Name: Prunus avium and Other Species (LINN.)
Family: N.O. Rosaceae
Part Used: Fruit stalks.
Habitat: Britain, Clermond Ferrand in France, and other parts of the Continent.

Description: The fruit stalks of all species are used, their distinctive characteristics are stalks 1 3/4 inch long, very thin and enlarged at one end.

Medicinal Action and Uses: Astringent, tonic. Used in bronchial complaints anaemia, and for looseness of bowels, in the form of an infusion or decoction. 1/2 oz. of the stalks to a pint of water.