AMERICAN DOGWOOD Overview Information
American dogwood is a plant. People make medicine from the bark.
Historically, American dogwood was sometimes used for treating malaria instead of the drug quinine. American dogwood is still used today as medicine, but not very often.
People use American dogwood for headaches, fatigue, fever, and ongoing diarrhea. It is also used to increase strength, to stimulate appetite, and as a tonic.
Some people apply American dogwood directly to the skin for boils and wounds.
Be careful not to confuse it with Jamaican dogwood.
How does it work?
American dogwood might have some effects against malaria.
- Ongoing diarrhea.
- Loss of appetite.
- Boils and wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
AMERICAN DOGWOOD Side Effects & Safety
It is not known if American dogwood is safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of American dogwood during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
AMERICAN DOGWOOD Dosing
The appropriate dose of American dogwood depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for American dogwood. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.