Wild cherry bark is both antispasmodic as well as expectorant so it can work with the body to calm the cough reflex and relax the body, while still expelling mucus and toxins. Combined with other lung and immune support herbs these syrups work great for coughs, colds, and lung congestion.
Wild Cherry Syrup 1
2 1/2 cups wild cherries
1 cup water
2 cups food grade vegetable glycerin
1/2 cup fresh grated ginger (1/4 cup dried)
1/2 cup fresh chopped mullein (1/4 cup dried)
1 cup wild cherry bark
Add cherries, water and glycerin to a pot over medium heat and steep for 20 minutes. Add ginger and mullein then let simmer another 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add the wild cherry bark. Let sit, covered for 2-3 hours. Strain and store in the fridge. Take a teaspoon at a time 3 to 4 times a day or as often as needed.
Wild Cherry Syrup 2
1 part wild cherry bark tincture (this should be alcohol based to pull all the properties from the bark)
2 parts elderberry glycerite (a tincture made with vegetable glycerin)
Mix the tinctures together well and take a teaspoon 3 to 4 times a day.