Cornel tree health benefits (Cornus mas - Cornaceae fam.)The leaves, the bark and the ripe fruits are used.
Traditionally: the wood is very wanted for tool handles.
The fruits were eaten raw or used dry in different products (marmalade, syrup, brandy).
The leaves, the flowers, the fruits and the peel were used to dye cloths in yellow, red, fallow and black.
Almost everywhere the dark cornel fruits were used against diarrhea and dysentery.
9 cornel fruits mashed in water - if they were young - or brandy were administered to children against cramps.
In other parts, if suffering from diarrhea, a tea from nutshells, pears and 9 cornel fruits.
The cornel bark was used against icterus.
The cornel leaves were boiled together with hag berry leaves, and their decoct was consumed against roundworms.
Chemical composition of Cornel treeThe fruits contain sugars 9%, organic acids, tannoid substances, mineral substances diverse, vitamins C, the bark contains tannoids.
Properties of Cornel treeAll the parts of the plant have astringent properties, because they contain tannin. Because of that they are also effective against diarrhea; they are healing, disinfectant. The leaves can be used with outmost success in treating roundworms.
Preparation- place 2 teaspoons of fruits in 250 ml water and boil for 15 minutes. You can consume up to 3 cups a day.
- place 1 teaspoon of ground leaves in 250 ml boiling water. Cover for 15 minutes. Filter. Drink 2-3 cups of tea in diarrhea or other conditions.
- place 4 tablespoons of bark in 1 l water. Boil for 30 minutes. Filter. It can be used externally, being very effective against hemorrhoids.
Tincture (it can be prepared from fresh fruits as well): crush 50 g fresh/dry fruits, place in 250 ml alimentary alcohol 70C and keep for 15 days at room temperature, shaking often. Filter and then place in small recipients. You can consume up to 15-20 drops 3 times a day, diluted in water. You can consume for longer periods of time.
Leaves or bark tincture - place 50 g ground plant in 250 ml alimentary alcohol 70C. Keep for 15 days as well and then filter. You can consume up to 10-15 drops 3 times a day, diluted in water.
It can be used for the following medical conditions: stomach aches, stomach cramps, diarrhea, eczema, enteritis, skin infections, gout, icterus or other liver disease, myopia, intestinal parasites, ulcero-hemorrhagic recto colitis, veal skin.
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