Alangium chinense

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Alangium chinense
Alangium chinensis floraison2.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Alangium
A. chinense
Binomial name
Alangium chinense
  • Alangium begoniifolium (Roxb.) Baill.
  • Marlea begoniifolia Roxb.
  • Stylidium chinense Lour.

Alangium chinense is a species of flowering plant in the Cornaceae family. It has the Chinese name (Chinese: ; pinyin: bā jiǎo fēng).[2]

Traditional uses[edit]

It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.[3] In Hunan herbal medicine it is used for snake bites, circulation, contraception, hemostasis, numbness, poison, rheumatism, and wounds.[4]

Other uses[edit]

Oil extracted from the seed of the plant can be used to light lamps.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Alangium chinense". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2011-04-14.
  2. ^ "Alangium chinense". Flora of China – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  3. ^ "Alangium chinense - Plants For A Future database report". Plants for a Future. June 2004. Archived from the original on 3 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
  4. ^ "Ethnobotany Query". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
  5. ^ Manandhar, Narayan (2002). Plants and People of Nepal. Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-527-6.

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