Wild Cherry - Capulin
(Prunus serotina, Prunus capuli)
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Type in Ailment or Herb
Spanish Name: Capulin
Botanical Name: Prunus serotina,
Other Name: Capolinquahuitl(Aztec), Black
Properties: Sedative, expectorant,
Preparation: Fresh leaf infusion / Tea
Indications: Cough, Diarrhea, fever, intestinal inflammation
against large doses or long term use of Bark. The Seeds Can Be TOXIC If
Comments: An extract from
the bark of wild cherry is an ingredient in some OTC cough syrups. The
simmered bark has been traditionally used to treat coughs and colds.
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Capulin Properties Favored by Aztec's
For Dysentery, Antispasmodic, Nervousness and Pain.
Aztec Method of Use For
Dysentery and as an Antispasmodic: Take 100 grams a day(1/10 part of a
liter) divided in 2 the boiled mixture of 25 grams of Wild cherry bark to 1/2
liter of water.
For Nervousness and Pains(Colic or Neurological):
Take a tablespoon every 2 hours of the decoction of 4 fresh Wild cherry leaves to
1/4 liter of water.
To Relieve the Pain caused by Tumors and
Abscesses: Apply a Poultice over the Affected Area.
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This presentation is not a guide to the identification of plants or their use
as a substitute for standard medical treatments.
Many plants with medicinal properties are also toxic and frequently
if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion.
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