July 29, 2016

Sweet Cherry

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What other names is Sweet Cherry known by?

Cereza, Cerise Sauvage, Cerises Douces, Cerisier, Cerisier des Bois, Cerisier Doux, Cerisier des Oiseaux, Cerisier Sauvage, Cherry, Merisier, Merisier des Oiseaux, Prunus avium, Wild Cherry.

What is Sweet Cherry?

Sweet cherry is a fruit. The fruit of the sweet cherry is used as food and medicine.

Sweet cherry is used to prevent cancer and diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease). It is also used to treat osteoarthritis and gout.

In foods, sweet cherries are eaten as a food or flavoring.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Arthritis.
  • Gout.
  • Preventing cancer.
  • Preventing heart disease.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of sweet cherry for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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