This delicious fruit used therapeutically, cherries are nutritive, detoxifying, laxative and stimulating to the nervous system and vital organs and glands. Their potent antiphlogistic and anti-putrid properties make them an excellent adjunct in combating the harmful effects of putrefaction of animal proteins in the digestive tract. Cherries are safe for diabetics because the sugar they contain is levulose, which can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream without first being transformed by insulin.