Ligustrum

Ligustrum is a species of privet known as "glossy privet" native to the southern part of China. Known as Nu Zhen Zi in Chinese. It is grown primarily as an ornamental shrub, but has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for some time. The fruit is used for medicine, but has little history of being used as a food source traditionally. Erzhi Wan also know as "Two Solstices Pill" containing ligustrum consists of winter harvested ligustrum berries harvested at the winter solstice and Eclipta alba harvested at the summer solstice. This combination is thought to have a balancing effect on the two opposing energetic systems.

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Traditional Health Benefits of Ligustrum

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Traditional Health Benefits of Ligustrum

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