Wild cherry

Wild cherry . It is one of the many forms of Prunus avium cultivated exclusively for the richness and beauty of the flowers , which thickly cover the branches of the plant in delicate bouquets

Summary

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  • 1 Description
  • 2 Multiplication
  • 3 Features
  • 4 Medicinal use
  • 5 Other uses
  • 6 Sources

Description

It is one of the many forms of Prunus avium cultivated exclusively for the richness and beauty of the flowers, which thickly cover the branches of the plant in delicate bouquets. Its flowering occurs in April and its autumn planting is used for decorate parks and gardens, either as an isolated specimen or to form walks and avenues

Multiplication

By woody cutting when the leaves fall or also by grafting on sylvan feet in an environment of full sun , in a soft and light, fertile, deep and slightly acidic soil, the soil must always be kept cool

features

A tree with its own characteristics is the wild cherry tree, it is large and reaches 24 cubits in height, it grows very straight, the trunk is one two cubits thick from the root, the leaf is similar to that of the loquat , which lasts longer and Thicker. The bark due to its smoothness, color and thickness is similar to the linden tree. This bark does not grow upright or evenly around the tree, but runs around it in a spiral. The flower is white similar to the pear tree and the fruit is red

Medicinal use

The wild cherry bark taken from the root, trunk and branches, helps digestive and respiratory diseases . Native Americans and practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine used it long before the herbalist Maud Grieve added it to their book “A Modern Herbal” in 1931 . Herbal remedies should only be collected wild when the plant in question has been positively identified by a competent observer. Wild cherry bark is classified as a relaxing expectorant because it dilutes mucous secretions and layers that irritate the respiratory tissue. It is easier for the fine hairs of the airways, called cilia, to move thinner secretions from the lungsand from the bronchi .

Other uses

  • The wood of the robust specimens with a fine and homogeneous texture is used in carpentry and marquetry.
  • The leaves and flowers are used in perfumery.
  • The fruits are used as colorants.
  • Its young branches are used for making pipes.

 

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