Ligusticum wallichii

Ligusticum wallichii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Ligusticum
Species: L. wallichii
Binomial name
Ligusticum wallichii

Ligusticum chuanxiong

Ligusticum wallichii 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.[1] It is known by the common name Szechuan lovage, and chuānxiōng in Chinese: 川芎.

Chemicial constituents

Biologically active compounds in the plant include tetramethylpyrazine.


It is native to India and Nepal.

See also


External links

  • (Plants for a Future Database Report)
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