The Common Dogwood is an Ornamental Shrub Native to Europe and Western Asia. Its Scientific name is Cornus Sanguinea and belongs to Cornaceae Medicinal Plant Family.. It is also known by the common name of False Cherry. It lives in moist forests in riparian areas, along river beds in Moist and Shady. Common Dogwood measures about 3 feet tall. The flowers of Common Dogwood are white, hermaphrodite and grow in clusters. The blooms have within four stamens. This medicinal plant has fruits which are red berries, colored rounded and about 5 mm. in diameter. The bark of this tree is colored black. This feature is used to make black ink. It is rich in gallic acid, tannins, Essential Oils, Resins, Gums, and Whelk. The leaves of Common Dogwood are Reddish in the Beam. The Edges of the leaves are whole and Dark, being lighter on the part of the underside. With regard to the Medicinal Properties of Common Dogwood Plant is Astringent and Antipyretic. It should be well informed about this Medicinal Plant before use, since in high doses can be toxic.
Recipes of Common Dogwood:
Formerly the juice from the twigs of Common dogwood was used as a dental cleaning because it has a protective effect on the gums.