Black Cherry

Updated | 2019-11-14


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Black Cherry


Overview

Botanical Name: Prunus serotina


Order: Rosales


Family: Rosaceae


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.



Evidence

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All other conditions.


Side Effects
Side effects may include:
  • Side effects have not been studied for black cherry.
Precautions and Adverse Events:
  • 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.
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Pregnant or Nursing

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.



Interactions

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Dosage

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.



Compounds
Black Cherry compounds


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