Ligusticum striatum

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Ligusticum striatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Ligusticum
Species: L. striatum
Binomial name
Ligusticum striatum
DC.
Synonyms[1]
  • Cortia striata (DC.) Leute
  • Laserpitium striatum Wall. nom. inval.
  • Ligusticum chuanxiong S.H.Qiu, Y.Q.Zeng, K.Y.Pan, Y.C.Tang & J.M.Xu
  • Ligusticum wallichii Franch.
  • Oreocome striata (DC.) Pimenov & Kljuykov
  • Selinum striatum (DC.) Benth. & Hook. f.
  • Selinum striatum Benth. ex C.B.Clarke

Ligusticum striatum is a flowering plant in the carrot family best known for its use in traditional Chinese medicine where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs.[2] It is known by the common name Szechuan lovage, and chuānxiōng in Chinese: 川芎. It is native to India, Kashmir, and Nepal.[3] It contains the phytoprogestogens 3,8-dihydrodiligustilide and riligustilide.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ligusticum wallichii - Plants For A Future database report". Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  3. ^ Flora of China online, Ligusticum striatum de Candolle
  4. ^ Lim LS, Shen P, Gong YH, Yong EL (2006). "Dimeric progestins from rhizomes of Ligusticum chuanxiong". Phytochemistry. 67 (7): 728–34. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2006.01.024. PMID 16516938.