by in The alphabet of plants 7 February 2020

Presentation : 

The griottier is a fruit tree native to Europe and Southwest Asia. It gives bright red to black acidulated fruits that we know as “cherries”. These fruits have a peduncle commonly called the cherry tail. Her use in herbalism dates back to ancient times.

Scientific name : Prunus cerasus L., Cerasus vulgaris Mill., Prunus vulgaris Schur.

Botanical family : Rosaceae.

Part used : Peduncle.

Active Molecules : Flavonoids, Tocopherols and Potassium

Salts Properties : Promotes the elimination of excess water, contributes to the proper functioning of the urinary system.

In which case do I use the cherry tail?

These peduncles are traditionally used in cases of water retention or urinary genes. The supposed activity of this plant could be related to flavonoids. Theoretically, it works by increasing the renal elimination of water, which helps to decrease the retention of water in the body. In addition, it limits the urinary tract infection by removing urine from the bladder that is potentially a source of bacterial growth. The activity of cherry tails has not been demonstrated. Moreover, they are less and less used.

So, how am I using it?

There is no official dosage. But, as for the decoction, PHYNACARE advises you not to exceed 20 g of peduncles for 1L of water and to drink 150 ml, 3 t / d. 

Some details on its use :

Cherry tails are reserved for adults. They are contraindicated in cases of renal failure or heart failure. In addition, they are not recommended for pregnancy or breastfeeding.

For best results, remember to drink 2L of water / d and urinate as soon as you need it.