Wild cherry, also known as black cherry, sweet cherry and Virginian prune, is a species of flowering tree that is naturally distributed throughout eastern North America. Because the tree produces lovely pink clusters of flowers in spring and an edible stone fruit in summer, it is also popular in cultivation for food and landscaping. The bark is also harvested for use in smoking meats and fish. Wild cherry bark is also a traditional ingredient in herbal liquors, syrups, throat lozenges and teas.
Wild Cherry Bark c/s, 1/4 lb
Wild cherry is a species of tree in the same family as apricot, peach and almond. Also known as Black Cherry, Mountain Black Cherry and Choke Cherry, wild cherry is native to eastern North America.
For centuries, the bark, which contains a variety of tannins, quercetin, kaempferol and other compounds, has been used to make syrups. The bark can also be tinctured or decocted to make infusions or teas.