Dogwood, also known as Derain, is a large fruit shrub- long-liver. Useful properties of dogwood were known since ancient times, so this plant was widely used in folk medicine.
Dogwood fruits are extremely valuable biologically, because they are a real storehouse of useful substances such as glucose and fructose, organic acids (in particular, amber, lemon and tannic), phytoncides, essential oils, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and so on. As for the content of vitamin C, this berry is hardly inferior to black currant in this regard. Useful substances are contained not only in the pulp of the dogwood fruit: there are fatty oils in its bones, in the leaves - vitamins C and E.
Due to the presence of ascorbic acid, dogwood is extremely useful for those people who prone to frequent colds... In addition, vitamin C contributes to the overall strengthening of the immune system. The use of this berry is recommended for people with digestive problems. The beneficial properties of dogwood do not end there: this berry has a pronounced tonic and tonic effect, and dogwood decoctions are an excellent antipyretic agent and even help to normalize hemoglobin levels. Among other things, dogwood helps to accelerate metabolic processes in the body, thereby preventing excess weight gain.