Cherry’s Healing Properties

Cherries are round and red like gemstones, translucent, sparkling, and possess a sweet taste. The cherry tree belongs to the Rosaceae family, blossoming in March and April, with fruits ripening in May. The cherry, with its sweet taste and warm nature, has been highly esteemed by ancient medical practitioners. The ancient manuscript “Dien Nam” writes, “Cherries treat various deficiencies, have the effect of nourishing original energy, moisturizing the skin and hair, and soaking in alcohol to treat paralysis, back pain, leg pain, and difficulty in limb movements due to low circulation.”

Cherry seeds, with their warm nature, possess detoxifying properties, induce sweating, relieve coughs, and disperse accumulations.

Cherry leaves, with their sweet taste and warm nature, have the effects of harmonizing the stomach, strengthening the spleen, controlling bleeding, and detoxifying. Crushed cherry leaves can heal weeping eczema.

The roots of the cherry tree, with their balanced nature and sweet taste, regulate blood circulation, treating menstrual cramps, and menstrual blockages caused by irregular blood circulation in women. They also have deworming and antiseptic properties.

Cherries contain a significant amount of iron in their composition, with 300 grams of iron found in every 500 grams of cherries, which is 20 times higher than in oranges, apples, or pears. This makes cherries the fruit with the highest iron content. Furthermore, cherries contain vitamins A, B, C, which are highly beneficial for anemic patients. Due to its warm and hot nature, individuals with a hot temperament are advised to refrain from consuming cherries.

Various medicinal uses of cherries include:

  • Burns: Extract juice from fresh cherries and apply it to the burn.
  • Sunstroke: Roast 60 grams of cherry seeds with vinegar, grind into a powder, and consume 15 grams daily with boiling water.
  • Snake and insect bites: Crush cherry leaves, consume half a cup daily with alcohol, and apply the pulp to the wound.
  • Deworming: Brew 10-20 grams of cherry roots for consumption.
  • Measles prevention: Crush 30 cherry seeds and 10 onions into a powder, brew for consumption. Additional sugar may be added to taste. Twice daily.
  • Pustules: Grind cherry seeds with vinegar and apply.
  • Abdominal cold pain: Burn cherry branches into charcoal, grind into powder, and consume with warm alcohol.
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