Monday, February 20, 2012

Plant: Medicinal plant privet.......

It's the privet (Ligustrum lucidum) shrub, many  of them planted as hedge in our  apartment garden. The dense foliage  and opulent flower clusters look beautiful...




Also, the abundant clusters of purple-black fruits in winter and spring has accentuated the ornamental value. Recently, I learned this plant is a major medicinal plant in China. Its extract is commonly used to alleviate back pain, insomnia, eye problems and fever. It's antioxidant, anti-tumor and immuno- stimulatory properties have also been discovered.

Further, I have noticed these glossy privet vines in riparian habitat of Upper Newport bay.......don't know if they possess medicinal properties too......


Recently, learned that Ligustrum pollen is a majaor aeroallegen....

1 comment:

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