Ligusticum striatum Redirected from Ligusticum wallichii

Ligusticum striatum
Scientific classification
L. striatum
Binomial name
Ligusticum striatum
  • 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]


It is used in China, with portions of other plants and herbs (such as monkshood and Rosa banksiae) to make a liniment to treat a painful swelling of the joints.[5]

It can be used to treat ischemic strokes, improve brain microcirculation and inhibit thrombus formation and platelet aggregation.[6]


  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.
  5. ^ "It is a kind of to be used to treat liniment of painful swelling of joints and preparation method thereof". 15 July 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  6. ^ Chen KJ, Chen K (1992). "Ischemic Stroke Treated With Ligusticum Chuanxiong". Chin Med J (Engl). 10 (105): 870–3. PMID 1291208. Retrieved 6 July 2020.

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