Acid cherry

Acid cherry ( Prunus cerasus ). It is a shrub that has a fruit widely used in food and medicine , for its characteristic flavor and medicinal properties.

Summary

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  • 1 Common names
  • 2 Synonymy
  • 3 Origin
  • 4 Features
  • 5 Medicinal use
    • 1 Chemical composition
  • 6 Other uses
  • 7 Bibliography
  • 8 References
  • 9 Sources

Common names

  • Cherry cherry.
  • Morello cherry

Synonymy

  • Cerasus acida (Ehrh.) Borkh.
  • Cerasus austera (L.) Borkh.
  • Cerasus austera (L.) M.Roem.
  • Cerasus collina Lej. & Courtois
  • Cerasus fruticosa Pall.
  • Cerasus vulgaris Mill.
  • Prunus acida Ehrh.
  • Prunus aestiva Salisb.
  • Prunus austera (L.) Ehrh.4
  • Cerasus avium subsp. acid (Ehrh.) Bonnier & Layens
  • Cerasus vulgaris subsp. acid (Ehrh.) Dostál (ed.)
  • Cerasus vulgaris var. frutescens (Neilr.) Cinovskis
  • Cerasus vulgaris var. caproniana (L.) Buia in Savul. (ed.)
  • Prunus caproniana (L.) Gaudin
  • Prunus cerasus subsp. acid (Ehrh.) Schübl. & G.Martens
  • Prunus cerasus var. acid (Ehrh.) Willd. [one]

Origin

This shrub is of uncertain origin, although in the wild it appears to be found only in Macedonia , Asia Minor, and the Caucasus .

features

It is a small deciduous tree or shrub, it grows between 4-10 meters high. Simple, oval to elliptical leaves 3.5-7.5 cm long and 2-4 cm wide.

Flowers colored white pure, 2-2.5 cm in diameter, in clusters. Flowering in spring . Rounded fruits of reddish to blackish color, with soft, juicy and acidic flesh, are born on the shorter stems.

Medicinal use

The fruit of this plant is used as a diuretic, astringent, expectorant., For genitourinary conditions (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, oliguria, urolithiasis), hyperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout , arterial hypertension .

Its daily consumption reduces blood levels of uric acid. Another of its uses is in people with obesity accompanied by fluid retention.

The sour cherry brings a lot of benefits to our body, due to the amount of nutrients. Therefore, it is a fruit that must be included in the diet .

Chemical composition

This little fruit provides vitamins A , B , C and E . It also contains ellagic acid (a substance that inhibits the reproduction of cancer cells).

Other uses

The acid cherry is used in the manufacture of liquor, it is obtained by distilling the acid cherry that grows in northern Italy , Croatia , Bosnia Herzegovina . The crushed bones are used in its use, giving it the typical almond smell.

They are also used to make cosmetic products . Its wood is heavy, elastic, used in turning, making instruments and furniture.

Acid cherry ( Prunus cerasus ). It is a shrub that has a fruit widely used in food and medicine , for its characteristic flavor and medicinal properties.

Summary

[ hide ]

  • 1 Common names
  • 2 Synonymy
  • 3 Origin
  • 4 Features
  • 5 Medicinal use
    • 1 Chemical composition
  • 6 Other uses
  • 7 Bibliography
  • 8 References
  • 9 Sources

Common names

  • Cherry cherry.
  • Morello cherry

Synonymy

  • Cerasus acida (Ehrh.) Borkh.
  • Cerasus austera (L.) Borkh.
  • Cerasus austera (L.) M.Roem.
  • Cerasus collina Lej. & Courtois
  • Cerasus fruticosa Pall.
  • Cerasus vulgaris Mill.
  • Prunus acida Ehrh.
  • Prunus aestiva Salisb.
  • Prunus austera (L.) Ehrh.4
  • Cerasus avium subsp. acid (Ehrh.) Bonnier & Layens
  • Cerasus vulgaris subsp. acid (Ehrh.) Dostál (ed.)
  • Cerasus vulgaris var. frutescens (Neilr.) Cinovskis
  • Cerasus vulgaris var. caproniana (L.) Buia in Savul. (ed.)
  • Prunus caproniana (L.) Gaudin
  • Prunus cerasus subsp. acid (Ehrh.) Schübl. & G.Martens
  • Prunus cerasus var. acid (Ehrh.) Willd. [one]

Origin

This shrub is of uncertain origin, although in the wild it appears to be found only in Macedonia , Asia Minor, and the Caucasus .

features

It is a small deciduous tree or shrub, it grows between 4-10 meters high. Simple, oval to elliptical leaves 3.5-7.5 cm long and 2-4 cm wide.

Flowers colored white pure, 2-2.5 cm in diameter, in clusters. Flowering in spring . Rounded fruits of reddish to blackish color, with soft, juicy and acidic flesh, are born on the shorter stems.

Medicinal use

The fruit of this plant is used as a diuretic, astringent, expectorant., For genitourinary conditions (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, oliguria, urolithiasis), hyperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout , arterial hypertension .

Its daily consumption reduces blood levels of uric acid. Another of its uses is in people with obesity accompanied by fluid retention.

The sour cherry brings a lot of benefits to our body, due to the amount of nutrients. Therefore, it is a fruit that must be included in the diet .

Chemical composition

This little fruit provides vitamins A , B , C and E . It also contains ellagic acid (a substance that inhibits the reproduction of cancer cells).

Other uses

The acid cherry is used in the manufacture of liquor, it is obtained by distilling the acid cherry that grows in northern Italy , Croatia , Bosnia Herzegovina . The crushed bones are used in its use, giving it the typical almond smell.

They are also used to make cosmetic products . Its wood is heavy, elastic, used in turning, making instruments and furniture.

 

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