Other: glossy privet, white wax tree
Ligustrum lucidum W.T. Aiton
Plant Family: Oleaceae
The privet fruit is native to China and Eastern Europe, but has now been naturalized throughout the world. It was introduced into the US in 1852 for use as an ornamental. The glossy fruit of the privet bush is one of the oldest Chinese herbal remedies, used for over 2,000 years, at least from the time of the writing of the Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica in 190 BCE. It has cooling properties that are known to help the yin, and support the liver and kidneys. It has often been combined with chrysanthemum and wolfberries, and then used as a tonic.
Fruit, dried and either whole or powdered.
Teas, tinctures, encapsulations, frequently mixed with other herbs.
Specific: No known precautions.
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