Metaphysical Properties Of Wild Cherry Bark
Official Name: Prunus avium
Other Names: Sweet Cherry, Mazzard Cherry
Metaphysical Powers: Love, Divination
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Wild Cherry Bark
Cherry Bark thought to be efficacious in Love, Romance, Sexual Attraction, and Conjugal Relations, and to draw Good Luck in Matters of the Heart. Native Americans used it to treat coughs, colds, diarrhea, and other similar ailments by making it into tinctures and syrups. They introduced it to the European settlers. It was also used by some tribes as a way to alleviate the pain of childbirth. Cherry Bark is a strong divination incense that can be burned when performing any form of scrying or dowsing or during any reading such as tarot cards or rune casting. It can help assist in crystal ball gazing or any type of divination.
Other magickal uses include creativity, favors, lust, direction, invisibility, frugality, healing, grounding, binding, among others. Wild cherry is a large tree in the rose family (Rosaceae). It is native to eastern and central North America and has expanded its range to the southwestern United States.
Wild cherry is both cooling and warming as well as drying, with a sweet, bitter, and pungent taste. A member of the rose family, wild cherry is great for the heart and sacral chakras, as it is sweet, loving, nurturing, and sensual. It helps open the heart, making space to lovingly communicate with and receive from others. Native American tribes have a record of using wild cherry for a variety of ailments: the Cherokee for coughs, colds, fevers, indigestion, to ease labor pains, as a blood tonic, and as an astringent wash for sores and ulcers; the Chippewa to expel worms, disinfect and dress burns, cuts, wounds, and ulcers, and for cholera and tuberculosis; Delaware for diarrhea, coughs, and as a tonic for general debility; the Iroquois for coughs, colds, fevers, headaches, bronchitis, lung inflammation, sore throat.