Tart cherry fruit contains chemicals that might reduce swelling and act as antioxidants. Some tart cherry products are marketed for specific health purposes, but up to 97% of tart cherries grown are used in cooking and baking.
People commonly use tart cherry for muscle soreness after exercise, improving athletic performance, high blood pressure, and other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- Athletic performance. Taking tart cherry by mouth might somewhat improve muscle strength and endurance.
Special Precautions and Warnings
We currently have no information for TART CHERRY overview.
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