Botanical name: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
- English: Szechuan Lovage Root
- Also, Known As: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, 川芎), Chuan Xiong, Rhizoma Chuanxiong, Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, Shen Nong’s Herbal
Part Used: Root
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), szechuan lovage roots are plants that belong to the 'Herbs that invigorate the Blood' category. The dry rhizome of perennial herbaceous plant Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. of family Umbelliferae. The herb collected in summer when the nodal points on the stem protrude obviously in light purple. The actual smell and taste are strong fragrant, bitter and pungent taste, light numb and sweet.
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