Latin name: Cornus mas L.
Other names: Whipple-tree, Cornus
Cornus fruit, Poland is in the woods and thickets as a small tree or shrub often comes from south-east Europe. Usually it is grown in gardens and parks as ornamental shrub. Dogwood fruit has a slightly bitter taste, similar to cherries and contains a lot of vitamin C. The therapeutic effect is similar to cranberries, but the most valued because of the high content of valuable micronutrients such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium, but primarily iron.
It is particularly recommended during treatment of anemia, relieves symptoms of anemia and is recommended for women with too abundant periods. Dogwood also contains organic acids, tannins, and other active compounds, helping dragging of stomach ailments and disorders of metabolism, and therefore is recommended for people struggling with overweight and obesity, improves kidney function and helps the body’s resistance. The popular herbal tincture was used to treat the symptoms of gout, modern research shows that the fruits of dogwood have anti-inflammatory, antitumor and affect the growth of insulin secretion.
The infusion of the fruits of dogwood can drink without any restrictions especially at a time of reduced immunity and in periods of colds.