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]

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