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Cherries are relaxing to the bowels and unwholesome1 to the stomach; in a dried state, however, they are astringent and diuretic.2 I find it stated by some authors, that if cherries are taken early in the morning covered with dew, the kernels being eaten with them, the bowels will be so strongly acted upon as to effect a cure for gout in the feet.

1 Black cherries, Fée says, bigaroons, and others, with a firm flesh, are the most unwholesome. See B, xv. c. 30.

2 This property, Fée says, is attributed by some, in modern times, not to the flesh, or pericarpus of the cherry, but to the stalks of the fruit.

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