Calcium- it is a good source of calcium providing about 10% of the amount of needed by the body. Calcium lends strength to the bones and teeth and it may also lessen symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Vitamin A and C- cherry is highly recommended for pregnant women because it reduces salivation and is one of the best natural source of vitamin A and C. In fact,the vitamin C found in the pulp of cherry is said to be higher than the ascorbic content of orange and guava.
Calories- the fruit also provide calories which makes the fruit a good snack.
The fruit possesses antioxidant properties which gave the body a better chance of fighting and avoiding heart disease and cancer.
The fruit contains fibre which aids digestion and it is also ideal for weight watchers.
While most people are after the fruit all other part of the plant are in fact very useful.The leaves- the leaves contain hypoglycemic ( lowering blood sugar) properties and anti- platelet activities.
The stem- it can be use as chewing stick as of contain anti- bacterial properties and it is a natural remedy for toothache, constipation and indigestion.
The root and barks- when boiled are excellent remedy for cough,yellow fever,high blood pressure and diabetes. An infusion of the leaves can be used to wash injury as an antiseptic and as remedy for diarrhoea and constipation.
The skin- I recommend chopping of it into pieces and then blend a handful in half a liter of water. This is one of the best preparations for weight loss and diabetes. Blending it gives you the full access to the benefit of the fibre.