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Wild Cherry Cough Syrup – Herbal Study Group
January 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wild Cherry bark is a traditional cough suppressant. This is why cherry
flavor is still associated with cough medicines. It is the green inner
bark of young branches that is used. This is a different tree than the
domestic cherry that produces the fruits sold in the grocery store.
There will be a demonstration of how to make Wild Cherry cough syrup
starting with young wild cherry branches. It is interesting to discover
that the scent of the bark strongly resembles almond extract which
happens to also be the distinct flavoring of maraschino cherries.
Ultimately we will combine the bark extract with honey and brandy. This
makes for one delicious cough remedy.
$5 suggested donation.