Latin Name: cornus florida
Alternative Name: boxwood, dog tree, american dogwood, green ozier

Dogwood – cornus floridus – The bark of the dogwood has been a treatment for external wounds when applied in a poultice. The root-bark is antiperiodic, astringent and a stimulant. The Native American Indians made an infusion with the bark to ease sore muscles and a tea with the bark to induce sweating. Dogwood has also been used to treat malaria.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Once a treatment for malaria. A sweat inducer. An appetite stimulant.

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