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Common Name: Chuang Xiong
Ligusticum sinense is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - China, Japan.
Forests, grassy slopes or stream sides at elevations of 500 - 2700 metres[
Succeeds in any well-drained soil in a sunny position[
]. Tolerates moister conditions than many other members of the genus[
Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[
The root is anodyne, antibacterial, antifungal, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, hypotensive and sedative[
]. It is taken internally in the treatment of menstrual disorders, post-partum bleeding, coronary heart disease, poor circulation, headaches etc[
]. It is soaked in alcohol for 2 weeks and then used in the treatment of gout[
]. The root is harvested in the autumn and dried for later use[
The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame in the autumn. Stored seed should be sown as early in the year as possible in a greenhouse or cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer if they have grown large enough. Otherwise, keep them in a cold frame for the first winter and plant them out in early summer.
Division in spring.