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.
In foods and beverages, wild cherry is used as a flavoring agent, like in root beer.