Cornus florida Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
American-boxwood dogwood eastern flowering dogwood flowering dogwood white dogwood

Cornus florida is a species of flowering plant in the family Cornaceae native to eastern North America, from southern Maine west to southern Ontario, Illinois, and eastern Kansas, and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas, with a disjunct population in Nuevo León and Veracruz in eastern Mexico. In Ontario, this tree species has been assessed and is now listed as endangered.

Cornus florida

Medical use

Economic importance of Cornus florida

Environmental ornamental
Materials wod
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine , Massachusetts, Michigan , New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Kansas , Missouri, Oklahoma
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida , Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Nuevo Leon
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Veracruz

Biological activities

11B-HSD-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
ACE-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Bark
ATPase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Abortifacient
Verbenalin found in Bark
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Allelochemic
Quercetin found in Flower
Allergenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Analgesic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
AntiEBV
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
AntiGTF
Quercetin found in Flower
AntiHIV
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
AntiMRSA
Gallic-acid found in Bark
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Plant
Quercetin found in Flower
AntiTGF-beta
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antiadenovirus
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Antiaflatoxin
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiaggregant
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiaging
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiallergenic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antialopecic
Inositol found in Flower
Antialzheimeran
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antianaphylactic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiangiogenic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Plant
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antiasthmatic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Plant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antibacterial
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antibronchitic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Anticancer
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Anticarcinomic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Anticariogenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Anticataract
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticholestatic
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Anticirrhotic
Inositol found in Flower
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Plant
Anticolitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticomplement
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Anticomplementary
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticystitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Plant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antidermatitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antidiabetic
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antielastase
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiencephalitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiescherichic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antiestrogenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antifeedant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antifertility
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antifibrinolytic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Antifibrosarcomic
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antiflu
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Antigastric
Quercetin found in Flower
Antigingivitic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antigonadotropic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihepatotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihistaminic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antihydrophobic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Plant
Antihyperlipidemic
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Plant
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Antiimplantation
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antiinflammatory
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Plant
Antileishmanic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antileukemic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antileukotriene
Quercetin found in Flower
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antilymphocytic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antilymphomic
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antimalarial
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antimelanomic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Plant
Antimetastatic
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
N-nonacosane found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antimyocarditic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antinitrosaminic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Antinociceptive
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Plant
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Plant
Phosphorus found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Antioxidant
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antipancreatitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiperiodontal
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiperiodontic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Plant
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Antiperistaltic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipermeability
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiperoxidant
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antipharyngitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiplaque
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiplasmodial
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antipodriac
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipolio
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiproliferant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiproliferative
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antiprostanoid
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiprostatitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiproteolytic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Antipsoriac
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiradicular
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Plant
Antiseptic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antiserotonin
Kaempferol found in Flower
Antispasmodic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antistaphylococcic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antistreptococcic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antistress
Calcium found in Plant
Antithiamin
Quercetin found in Flower
Antithrombic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antithromboxane
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antitic
Calcium found in Plant
Antitrypanosomic
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antitumor-Promoter
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antitumor
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antiulcer
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Antiviral
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Plant
Phosphorus found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Apoptotic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Astringent
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Bacteristat
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Bradycardiac
Quercetin found in Flower
Bronchodilator
Gallic-acid found in Bark
CNS-Depressant
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
CNS-Stimulant
Verbenalin found in Bark
COMT-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
COX-2-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Plant
Calmodulin-Antagonist
Quercetin found in Flower
Cancer-Preventive
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Candidicide
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Capillariprotective
Quercetin found in Flower
Carcinogenic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Cardiotonic
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Catabolic
Quercetin found in Flower
Cathartic
Verbenalin found in Bark
Chelator
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Choleretic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Cholesterolytic
Inositol found in Flower
Coagulant
Verbenalin found in Bark
Copper-Chelator
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Cytochrome-P450-1A2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Cytotoxic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Differentiator
Quercetin found in Flower
Diuretic
Calcium found in Plant
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Elastase-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Estrogenic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Floral-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Fungicide
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Hemostat
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Hepatomagenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Hepatoprotective
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Plant
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Plant
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
ICAM-1-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Immunomodulator
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Phosphorus found in Seed (1500 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Inotropic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Insulin-Sparing
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Insulinogenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Iodothyronine-Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
JNK-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Juvabional
Quercetin found in Flower
Larvistat
Quercetin found in Flower
Laxative
Calcium found in Plant
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Leucocytogenic
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Lipotropic
Inositol found in Flower
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
MAO-A-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
MAO-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Mast-Cell-Stabilizer
Quercetin found in Flower
Metalloproteinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Mutagenic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Myorelaxant
Gallic-acid found in Bark
NADH-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
NEP-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
NO-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
NO-Synthase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Natriuretic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Nephrotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Neuroprotective
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Seed (1500 ppm)
P450-Inducer
Quercetin found in Flower
P450-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
PAF-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
PGE2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
PTK-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Parasympathicomimetic
Verbenalin found in Bark
Pesticide
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Phospholipase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Piscicide
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Plasmodicide
Quercetin found in Flower
Potassium-Sparing
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Proliferant
Quercetin found in Flower
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (20000 ppm);found in Bark (20000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Protease-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Protisticide
Kaempferol found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
Purgative
Verbenalin found in Bark
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Sodium-Sparing
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Styptic
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Sweetener
Inositol found in Flower
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
TOPO-2-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Teratologic
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Plant
Trypanocide
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Tumorigenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Ubiquiot
Inositol found in Flower
Uterotonic
Verbenalin found in Bark
Uterotrophic
Kaempferol found in Flower
VEGF-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Plant
Fiber found in Seed (160000 ppm)
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Vasopressor
Ursolic-acid found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Bark
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Bark (30000 ppm)
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
iNOS-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ash Seed 36,000
Betulinic-acid Bark 20,000
Bark 20,000
Calcium Plant
Carbohydrates Seed 733,000
Fat Seed 24,000 494,000
Fiber Seed 160,000
Gallic-acid Bark
Inositol Flower
Kaempferol Flower
N-nonacosane Flower
Phosphorus Seed 1,500
Protein Seed 23,000 390,000
Quercetin Flower
Resin Bark
Scyllitol Flower
Tannin Bark 30,000
Ursolic-acid Plant
Verbenalin Bark
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]