American Dogwood (Cornus)
Bitter Redberry, Box Tree, Boxwood, Budwood, Cornejo Florido, Cornel, Cornelian Tree, Cornouiller Américain, Cornouiller d’Amérique, Cornouiller à Fleurs, Cornouiller à Fleurs d’Amérique, Cornouiller de Floride, Cornus, Cornus florida, Dog-Tree, Dogwood, False Box, Green Ozier, Osier, Rose Willow, Sanguiñuelo Florido, Silky Cornel, Swamp Dogwood.
American dogwood is a plant. People make medicine from the bark.
Historically, American dogwood was sometimes used for treating malaria instead of the drug quinine. American dogwood is still used today as medicine, but not very often.
People use American dogwood for headaches, fatigue, fever, and ongoing diarrhea. It is also used to increase strength, to stimulate appetite, and as a tonic.
Some people apply American dogwood directly to the skin for boils and wounds.
Be careful not to confuse it with Jamaican dogwood.
American dogwood might have some effects against malaria.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Loss of appetite.
Boils and wounds, when applied to the skin.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of American dogwood for these uses.
It is not known if American dogwood is safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of American dogwood during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for AMERICAN DOGWOOD Interactions.