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Cornelian cherry / dogwood (Cornus mas)


Blood-purifying, vitamin-giving, anti-inflammatory

Areas of application:

Diarrhea, wounds, injuries, varicose veins, gastritis, fever, dysentery, stomach and intestinal inflammation; Homeopathy: for diarrheal diseases, liver disorders, chronic fever attacks, nerve pain and headaches

Plant parts used:

Fruits, leaves, flowers

Collection time:

from the end of August, flowers in early spring

To find:

Very widespread in wine-growing regions and on sparse forest edges.


Tannic acids, anthocyanins (dyes), vitamins C, B, E, minerals in a balanced composition, protein, fatty oil, verbenaline, rutin, glycosides, gallic acid, ellagic acid


☕ Tea: Boil 1 teaspoon of bark with 1/4 liter of cold water. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Pour boiling water over buds or leaves. 1 cup for diarrhea

Cornelian cherry / dogwood is often used in folk medicine due to its strong healing properties. Leaves, buds and bark were used to prepare wound ointments for injuries, but especially leg ointments for varicose veins.

Hildegard von Bingen: But whoever eats this fruit will not be hurt by it, because it cleanses the sick and weak stomach. It is good for your health.

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