The pulp of Cornus officinalis Sieb. et Zucc., family Cornaceae.
appearing as irregular sacs or flat pieces, about 1 cm in size, purple-red
to purple-black, wrinkled, lustrous; tip with residual persistent calyx,
base with residual fruit stalk. Soft in texture. Sour and astringent in
taste, slightly warm in nature, and attributive to liver and kidney channels.
1. Invigorate the liver and kidney, supplement the essence and improve
visual acuity: For deficiency of the liver and kidney manifested as soreness
of the waist and knees, flaccidity of lower limbs, impotence, frequent
micturition, sterility, dizziness, tinnitus and blurring of vision.
Astrige and preserve essence: For hypofunction of liver and kidney manifested
as emission, enuresis, frequent micturition, metrorrhagia, menorrhagia,
spontaneous perspiration, night sweat, collapse with profuse perspiration
and dyspnea of asthenic type.
1. Relieving cyclophosphamide-induced leukopenia in mice.
2. Diuretic and hypotensive.
3. Inhibiting the growth of Bacillus dysenleriae in vitro.
Decoction: 6-12g, up to 30g.