How was it discovered that cherry pits could be used for heat and cold therapy?
Cherry pits have been used in Europe for many years for a variety of medicinal purposes. Cherry-Pit-Pacs were heated on the warming plate on wood stoves. Then used to relieve aches and pains and as body warmers. Native Americans used to use all kinds of seeds, and other things and other things found in nature for heat. Even today, Natives in some of the rain forest grind up cherry pits and take them for pain relief similar to the way we use aspirin and other pain relief products.