Botanical Name: Prunus serotina
Black cherry is common in Eastern North America. Sometimes black cherry is known as wild cherry. Do not confuse black cherry with the well-studied tart cherry.
No Clinical Research:All other conditions.
- Side effects have not been studied for black cherry.
- Avoid or contact a licensed healthcare practitioner, if you have diabetes.
- Cyanide poisoning from black cherry is unlikely because of the low content of cyanogenic glycoside in the fruits.
- Some people may be allergic to black cherries.
There is not enough research on the use of supplements containing black cherry during pregnancy and breast-feeding, so consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use or avoid use.
Black cherry is not a "drug", the best doses have not been thoroughly established. Make sure to follow the specific product instructions and take as directed on the label or consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before use.
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