Alangium chinense

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Alangium chinense
Alangium chinensis floraison2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Cornales
Family: Cornaceae
Genus: Alangium
Species: A. chinense
Binomial name
Alangium chinense
(Lour.) Harms[1]
Synonyms

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Alangium chinense information from NPGS/GRIN". USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Alangium chinense". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden – via eFloras.org. 
  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". 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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