Cornus officinalis (Shan Zhu Yu)
Atmospheric energy: warm
Meridians: Liver and Kidney
Tonic action: astringent, diuretic
Dogwood berries nourish the Liver, Kidney and essence. They are used for nocturnal emissions, spontaneous sweating, sore back and knees, and dizziness. Dogwood berries may regulate the menses for cases of uterine bleeding and excessive menstruation. They should not be used by those with fire symptoms or those with damp heat and difficult or painful urination.