- What other names is American Dogwood known by?
- What is American Dogwood?
- How does American Dogwood work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for American Dogwood.
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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Ongoing diarrhea.
- Loss of appetite.
- Boils and wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking American dogwood if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011