Simple Herbal Extracts | Ligustrum



Botanical Name

Ligustrum lucidum

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Ligustrum berries are used as a tonic for the Chinese kidney and liver. Symptoms of deficient yin of the liver and kidneys include dizziness, spots before the eyes, lower back pain and tinnitus. They also stimulate immune activity especially increasing white blood cell count depleted by chemotherapy or radiation (leukopenia). Ligustrum may also offer relief of female reproducctive problems such as vaginal dryness and infertility.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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