With the myriad of synthetic drugs flooding our world, there is a growing call for natural alternatives. Common complaints and quickly medicated ailments are; muscle & joint soreness, osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia pain. Sour cherry concentrate can be a useful alternative to traditional anti-inflammatories. It is also indicated in the treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure, gout, and insomnia. Further it’s been fabled to improve exercise performance, increase urine production, and help digestion.
So how does it work? Sour Cherry concentrate includes an abundance of vitamins A and C and the B vitamins — thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, pantothenic acid and B12. You’ll also get mineral benefits from cherries, including calcium, manganese, potassium, copper and zinc in addition to a good balance of omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain melatonin which has been known to aid in sleep quality and length as well as polyphenols which are a key to lowering systolic blood pressure.
We don’t recommend replacing daily medication with Cherry Concentrate, we’re gardeners not doctors. But it’s worth consideration and maybe a conversation with your MD or Naturopath.