Cornus is a small deciduous tree growing to 10m high, often wider than it is tall when mature, with a trunk diameter of up to 30cm. The leaves are opposite, simple, oval with acute tips, 6-13cm long and 4-6 cm broad, with an apparently entire margin; they turn a rich red-brown in fall. The fruit is a cluster of two to ten drupes, each 10-15mm long and about 8 mm wide, which ripen in the late summer and the early fall to a bright red. They are an important food source for dozens of species of birds, which then distribute the seeds.
1). Anti-stress and anti-oxidation as well as lower the blood lipid;
2). Adjust the function of hypothalamus;
3). To promote the action of anti-inflammatory antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer;
4). Tonifying the liver and kidney, controlling seminal emission and reducing urination;
5). Controlling menstruation and arresting bleeding;
6). Arresting sweating and preventing collapse;
7). Treatment of dizzy giddy and ringing in the ears;
8). Relieve the pains caused by waist and knees soreness;
9). It can be used to prompt cardiovascular system and heart function, improve cardiac contractility and cardiac output, resist the activation of T-lymphocyte, lower hyperlipemia, anti-fatigue, improve memory.