Wild Cherry Bark

(USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Corteza de cerezo silvestre; Prunus Serotina; Virginian Prune; Virginian Prune Bark; Wild Black Cherry Bark; Wild Cherry.

💊 Profile

Wild cherry bark is the dried bark of the wild or black cherry, Prunus serotina (Rosaceae), known in commerce as Thin Natural Wild Cherry Bark, containing not less than 10% of water-soluble extractive. It has a slight odour and an astringent, aromatic, bitter taste, recalling that of bitter almonds. It contains (+)-mandelonitrile glucoside (prunasin) and an enzyme system, which interact in the presence of water yielding benzaldehyde, hydrocyanic acid, and glucose. Wild cherry bark, in the form of the syrup, has been used in the treatment of cough but it has little therapeutic value. It has also been used as a flavour.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Canad.: Bronchial Cough; Mielocol; Rophelin†; Wampole Bronchial Cough Syrup†; Venez.: Cerylana.
Published May 08, 2019.