Cornus officinalis / SHAN ZHU YU / Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Cut


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Botanical Name – Cornus officinalis

Chinese Name – SHAN ZHU YU

English Name – Asiatic Cornelian Cherry

Cornus officinalis is a species of dogwood known also as Japanese cornel or Japanese cornelian cherry, Japanese Dogwood or Cornelian cherries. Cornus can be deciduous shrubs or trees, or creeping, woody-based perennials, some with brightly coloured young stems. Tiny flowers are borne in dense clusters.

It is native to Northeast China, Japan and Korea. It is a Medium-sized tree, growing up to about 8 m. Small yellow flowers appear in February/March, followed by shiny red edible fruiting berries.

Shan Zhu Yu has been used for at least 2,000 years in Chinese herbal medicine.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Antibacterial – The fruit has antibacterial actions, inhibiting the growth of Bacillus dysenteriae and Staphylococcus.

Astringent –Cornus is used principally to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and unusually active secretions.

Diuretic – It is also used to treat copious sweating and excessive urination.  Like all herbs that suppress bodily fluids (even excessive ones), it will simply prolong or lead to a worsening of symptoms if it is used without tonic or detoxifying herbs. It is, therefore, normally used in combination with herbs such as Rehmannia glutinosa.

Sexual Health – with its ability to supress excessive bodily secretions, Cornus is used in Chinese Herbal Medicine to aid Spermatorrhea.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional information

Weight 1.188000 kg

250gm, 500gm, 1000gm


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