Scientific name: Cornus canadensis
Arabic names: الختشار (al khatshaar)
Rain Forest names:
Family: dogwood family??
Approximate number of species known:
Common parts used: Leaf, root, berries
Height: 10 to 20 cm
Actions: helpful with certain types of mushroom poisoning, aches and pains, Kidney and Lung ailments, coughs, fevers, and as an eye wash. Root tea was used for infant colic
Known Constituents: Cornine, cornie acid, quercetin, and phenylethylamine tannins and at least 8 flavonoids
It has small white greenish flowers.
This herb was toasted by the Native Americans, and a powder was made and sprinkled onto sores. They used the berries as a snack. The leaves when drink where used as a laxative. They also used it for insanity and paralysis. It also been used for colds, fevers and as an eyewash.