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Cherry Bark Organic

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The Story

Cherry bark: Prunus serotina (Ehrh.)

Why cherry bark? Is there anything sweeter than the aroma of newly blossomed cherry trees in early spring? Historically, cherries have been used in fermentation and production of cherry spirits, but cherry bark is also a fantastic respiratory and digestive system support.  

Quality Assured: Our cherry bark is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and grown in the U.S.A. without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for clinical use.

How to Use

Wellness Support: Cherry bark can support a healthy respiratory system, digestive system, and can also support healthy muscles and body fluid levels. It is important to note that wild cherry is contraindicated for long-term use and excessive amounts, and should also not be taken during pregnancy.

This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.




Dried cherry bark Prunus serotina: 1 ounce (or 2 ounces if fresh)

Alcohol such as vodka or even apple cider vinegar: 1 pint

Mix cherry bark with alcohol or cider vinegar in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid, such as a canning or preserving jar.

Keep the tincture in a tightly closed jar in a warm spot (but not in the sun), for approximately two weeks.

Shake the tincture two to three times every day.

After two weeks*, strain the tincture through pharmaceutical filter paper, a coffee filter, cheesecloth, or muslin. You may need to strain your tincture two or even three times to remove all of the herb solids. Leaving solids in your tincture may lead to mold and spoilage.

Store your tincture in a dark bottle or cupboard.

Half a pint of tincture should equal the medicinal potency of one ounce of the fresh herb, so approximately one teaspoon will equal the medicinal strength of one cup of infusion.

The dose is small, approximately 5 to 12 drops three times a day, although this varies with each herb. Dilute in approximately one-quarter cup of water to take.

Tinctures can be used topically in water for bathing wounds, soaking feet, in the bath, or as a household disinfectant.

*Note that the consensus is that the minimum time to extract herbs into a tincture is two weeks, and the maximum time is three months. Extraction time also depends on the plant material and the percentage of alcohol needed. Most above ground plant parts only need about 40% alcohol and will extract very quickly. Tougher roots and rhizomes typically need a higher percentage of alcohol and longer time to extract. 

This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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