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leaves, they are very toxic. White flowers are in vertical bananashaped clusters. Making tea from inner bark treats diarrhea. A very popular common medicinal plant used to treat everything from indigestion to sore throat gargle. Lots of antioxidants and anthocyanins. Do not confuse with Buckthorn which has 2 seeds in the fruit and curved veins in the leaf (cherry leaf veins are straight). Also do not confuse with poisonous Cherry Laurel, which has hard blueblack fruit. Chokecherries are very tart. Chokecherry bark and roots used medicinally by knowledgable natives for sedative, cough, tuberculosis, malaria, stomach ache, worms, respiratory, astringent. Again- do not use bark, leaves and seeds from any Prunus species (plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots and almonds) unless you absolutely know what you are doing. Only use the fruit! CHERRY- PIN CHERRIES, (Prunus avium) WILD CHERRIES, (Prunus serotina) All cherries are very high in quercitin (pin cherries are highest), which helps your body be resistant to pain. University studies have taken pin cherry extract and applied it to tumors, and many of the tumors fell off. Cherries are high in vitamin A, iron, lycopene. laxative, stimulates internal organs, prevents tooth decay, cavities, good for prostate, lots of antioxidants, anti-aging. The cherries are edible, but the leaves, bark and pits are poisonous. (cyanide)
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The species include Carya ovata, Comus drummondii, Crataegus mollis, Fraxinus americana, Prunus serotina, Elaeagnus umbellata, and Rosa multiflora.
10.0 2.4 4 1.0 1.0 Poa pratensis 6.7 1.6 12 3.0 1.0 Amorpha canescens 6.7 1.6 -- -- -- Cornus drummondii 6.7 1.6 14 3.4 5.1 Chamaecrista fasciculata 3.3 0.8 -- -- -- Pycnanthemum tenuifolium 3.3 0.8 -- -- -- Bouteloua hirsuta 3.3 0.8 -- -- -- Solidago nemoralis 3.3 0.8 -- -- -- Prunus serotina 3.3 0.8 -- -- -- Toxicodendron radicans -- -- 48 11.8 23.4 Ageratina altissima -- -- 52 12.8 16.0 Carex pensylvanica -- -- 36 8.9 6.6 Carex sp.
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"Good qualities of cherry lumber and veneer are always in demand," write the authors of "Veneers, A Fritz Kohl Handbook." The species most used for commercial timber in the United States is Prunus serotina, also known as American black cherry, wild black cherry, cherrywood, cabinet cherry, and choke, whiskey and rum cherry.
Powell and Tryon (1979) ranked eight of the common hardwoods of eastern North America according to their capacity to produce seedling sprouts and found that Quercus alba and Prunus serotina produced the highest percentage of seedling sprouts (relative to the number of unsprouted seedlings) and Acer saccharum the lowest.