Herbal Information for Asiatic Dogwood Fruit in Whole Fruit Form
Common Name: Asiatic Dogwood Fruit
Botanical Name: Cornus officinalis
Channels/Meridians: Liver, Kidney
Other Names: Japanese Cornelian Cherry, Rou Zao, Asian Cornelian Cherry Fruit, Cornus Fruit
Pin Yin Name: Shan Zhu Yu
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Form: Whole, Lab-Tested
Pack Size: One Pound (1 lb.)
Dosage: Follow doctor's instructions on how to use this herb.
Cautions: Do not use if nursing or pregnant. Do not use in cases of liver yang ascending and in cases of urinary difficulties due to damp-heat. It is also advised that you soak this herb in water and wash it thoroughly before use.
Additional Information About Shan Zhu Yu
- Natural urinary tract support
- Chinese cardiovascular tonifier
- Benefits Natural Urination
- Stabilize Menses
- Product Properties: Sour, Acrid, Slightly Warm, Non-toxic
Medicinal Properties Of Shan Zhu Yu Dried Fruits
Consuming Shan Zhu Yu on the regular basis will provide beneficial effects on over all skin health. Shan Zhu Yu is rich vitamins and nutrients. Dogwood contains many vitamins (C, B3, A), organic acids, dietary fiber, saccharides, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, and sulfur. The presence of rich reserves of iron and other minerals makes this dried fruit a healthy low calorie snack. Surprisingly, dogwood fruit contains more vitamin C than lemon and other citrus fruits. If consumed raw, dogwood berries add to our daily antioxidant intake which protect against free radical damage and associated health problems.
A decoction of dried berries is used as a medicine for headaches.
Due to its useful composition of nutrients, dogwood berries is a storehouse of useful elements for improving health. It has a beneficial effect on the body’s metabolism. It also helps soothe the mucous membranes at the level of the gastrointestinal tract. Supports the gastrointestinal tract’s functioning. Dried dogwood berries is an excellent source of pectin. Pectin prevents toxic substances from entering the body which is indispensable for various types of poisoning. Pectin contributes to the quick removal of toxins from the body. Shan Zhu Yu increases the body’s protective functions. Helps to improves immunity and participates in cell renewal. Aids in rejuvenating the body.
Traditional medical practices also recommend it as a natural anti-diabetic and antihistamine agent.
Shan Zhu Yu Smoothie
Lovers of healthy smoothies try adding dogwood berries to their drinks for a low calorie delight. A unique recipe for a Shan Zhu Yu peach smoothie. For 100 g of dogwood berries, you need to take two medium-sized peaches, a sprig of mint, as well as honey. For added fiber add a teaspoon each of sesame seeds, and flax seeds. Add all ingredients to a blender and stir. Add yogurt or milk as needed.
How to Use Asiatic Dogwood Fruit (Shan Zhu Yu)
Asiatic dogwood fruit contains the botanical components morroniside, loganin, sweroside, iridoid glycosides, tannins, isoterchebin, tellimagrandin, cornusiin, urosolie acid, tartarie acid, and cornuside. It has been used for thousands of years for a variety of ailments, especially for cardiovascular and blood health support. Shan Zhu Yu is often used in herbal teas and decoctions.
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- Heavy Metals (lead, mercury and arsenic)
About Traditional Chinese Herbs Traditional Chinese herbs encompasses the use of different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds. These plant parts are often used as a tea, decoctions, extracts, made into capsules or even a footbath. These bulk herbs should be regarded as an added feature to modern western healthcare, and not as a replacement. Chinese traditional herbs (sometimes used as teas) emphasize harmony and balance. We encourage you to educate yourself on herbs and supplements by researching reputable sites and books. Have an open discussion with your physician on what will be most beneficial for your health issues. Discuss the possible interactions of herbs and pharmaceuticals with your pharmacist or physician.
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