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Wild Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

Definition:
Found in old fashioned lozenges because of its cough-soothing properties, wild cherry can help calm dry coughs and lubricate irritated mucous membranes.

Applications:
Allergies, asthma, congestion, coughs, colds, sore throats, bronchitis fever and tuberculosis.

Scientific Updates:
Wild cherry has the ability to calm and soothe irritated mucosal tissue. Wild cherry bark's use for reducing the symptoms of respiratory distress is without equal in the herb kingdom. It can benefit asthmatics by relaxing the nerves which feed the lungs.

Complementary Agents:
Slippery elm, capsicum, fenugreek, yerba santa, mullein, saw palmetto, marshmallow, thyme, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, proanthocyanidins, phytonutrients, vitamin A, B-complex, vitamin B12, potassium and calcium/magnesium.

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