Cornus officinalis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Asiatic dogwood Japanese cornel Japanese cornelian-cherry

Cornus officinalis is a species of dogwood known also as Japanese cornel or Japanese cornelian cherry or Cornelian cherries.

Cornus officinalis

Medical use

Economic importance of Cornus officinalis

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Gansu, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Zhejiang
    Cultivated
    • Eastern Asia: Japan

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Abortifacient
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Acidifier
Tartaric-acid found in Fruit
Additive
Tartaric-acid found in Fruit
Analgesic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Anorexic
Arsenic found in Fruit (0.65 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
AntiEBV
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
AntiHIV
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
AntiMRSA
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
AntiPGE2
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
AntiTGF-beta
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antiacne
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiadenovirus
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (90 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiallergenic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antianemic
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (90 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Antibacillus
Sweroside found in Fruit
Antibacterial
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Sweroside found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antibronchitic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Anticancer
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (90 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Anticariogenic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Anticataract
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (90 ppm)
Anticholestatic
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Anticomplement
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiedemic
Loganin found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiescherichic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Sweroside found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antifatigue
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Antifertility
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Antifibrinolytic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Antifibrosarcomic
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiflu
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antihepatotic
Sweroside found in Fruit
Antihepatotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antiherpetic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antihistaminic
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antihyperlipidemic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Loganin found in Fruit
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiischemic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Antileishmanic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antilepric
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antileukemic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antileukotriene
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antimalarial
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (90 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antinephritic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Antioxidant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Isoterchebin found in Fruit
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antiperiodontic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antipolio
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiproliferative
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiproteolytic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiradicular
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antisarcomic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Antiseborrheic
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Antiseptic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Sweroside found in Fruit
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Sweroside found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antithromboxane
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antitrypanosomic
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antitubercular
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Antitumor-Promoter
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antitumor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Antiulcer
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Antiviral
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Apoptotic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Artemicide
Sweroside found in Fruit
Astringent
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Bacteristat
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Beta-Blocker
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Bronchodilator
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Bruchiphobe
Malic-acid found in Fruit
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
COX-2-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Candidicide
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Carcinogenic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Cardiotonic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Cathartic
Loganin found in Fruit
Choleretic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Collagenic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Cytotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Deodorant
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Elastase-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
FLavor
Tartaric-acid found in Fruit
Floral-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Hemopoietic
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Hemostat
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Hepatoprotective
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Sweroside found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Fruit (138 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Fruit (11 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Hypolipemic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Insulin-Sparing
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Irritant
Tartaric-acid found in Fruit
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Loganin found in Fruit
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Leucocytogenic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Mycobactericide
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Myorelaxant
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
NO-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Nephrotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Pesticide
Arsenic found in Fruit (0.65 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Sweroside found in Fruit
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Piscicide
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Potassium-Sparing
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Prooxidant
Iron found in Fruit (90 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Protease-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Protisticide
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Fruit (6 ppm)
Sedative
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Sequestrant
Tartaric-acid found in Fruit
Sialogogue
Malic-acid found in Fruit
Sodium-Sparing
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Styptic
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
TOPO-2-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Trypanocide
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Uterotonic
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Fruit (3250 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (830 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (19500 ppm)
Vasopressor
Oleanolic-acid found in Seed
Ursolic-acid found in Fruit ;found in Seed
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Fruit (12 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Fruit
Isoterchebin found in Fruit

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Arsenic Fruit 0.65
Calcium Fruit 3,250
Copper Fruit 5 6
Cornin Fruit
Cornus-tannin-2 Fruit
Cornus-tannin-3 Fruit
Cornus-tannin-i Fruit
Gallic-acid Fruit
Iron Fruit 90
Isoterchebin Fruit
Loganin Fruit
Magnesium Fruit 830
Malic-acid Fruit
Manganese Fruit 11
Morroniside Fruit
Oleanolic-acid Seed
Potassium Fruit 19,500
Sodium Fruit 138
Sweroside Fruit
Tartaric-acid Fruit
Ursolic-acid Fruit
Seed
Zinc Fruit 12
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]