Sweet Cherry, Wild Cherry, Bird cherry

Sweet Cherry, Wild Cherry, Bird cherrySanskrit name: Elvalukam, Aileyah
Botanical name: Prunus avium
Habitat: It is native to Europe and Western Asia.

 

 

 

 

Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): Astringent
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and pitta, aggravates vata

General information

Sweet Cherry or Wild Cherry has been used for culinary purpose as well as therapeutic benefits. It has astringent properties and is used as a blood tonic by Ayurveda Practitioners. The roots and bark has medicinal properties and has been used by native people for therapeutic purpose. Wild cherry helps in the treatment of the lungs and respiratory disorders. It acts as sedative and an appetite stimulant, which helps to regulate metabolic activities and in keeping the digestive system healthy. It helps in boosting the immune power of the body.

Contraindications

No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance. Avoid in pregnancy.

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