The bark of Prunus serotina, used in medicine principally in the form of:

Syrupus Pruni Virginianae.—Syrup Of Wild Cherry, U. S. P.

Representing an aqueous extract of 15 per cent, of wild cherry bark.

Incompatibilities: As it contains tannins it is incompatible with salts of iron.

Action and Uses: Syrup of wild cherry is tonic and sedative and largely used as a vehicle for cough medicines.

Dosage: 5 c.c. or 1 fluidram.