Prunus pensylvanica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
bird cherry fire cherry pin cherry red cherry

Prunus pensylvanica, also known as bird cherry, fire cherry, pin cherry, and red cherry, is a North American cherry species in the genus Prunus.

Prunus pensylvanica

Medical use

Economic importance of Prunus pensylvanica

Environmental ornamental
Gene sources graft stock relative for sour chery
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia , Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana , Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Montana
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Georgia , Maryland , North Carolina , Tennessee, Virginia

Biological activities

AntiHIV
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Anticarcinomic
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Antifeedant
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Antiflu
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Antiinflammatory
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Antitumor
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Antiviral
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Aphidifuge
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Cytotoxic
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Hypolipemic
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Bark ;found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulin Bark
Leaf
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]