Wild cherry is a plant. The bark is used to make medicine. Wild cherry is used for colds, whooping cough, bronchitis and other lung problems; diarrhea; gout; digestive disorders; pain; and cancer. It is also used in cough syrups because of its sedative, expectorant, drying, and cough-suppressing effects.
Most commonly found in Syrup formulas, however it may be administered as a tea or extract.