(Oleaceae) Ligustrum sinense Lour.

Local name(s): ກໍ ຫັດ (koh hat)

Medicinal use(s): Given as women’s tonic following birth and also used to stimulate lactation.

Part(s) used: root

Field characters: Treelet 3 m tall, flowers white, young fruits green. Not common.

Locality: Xieng Khoang province, Kham District, Kham Medicinal Biodiversity Preserve, 15 km from Kham town.

Habitat: Broadleaved evergreen submontane forest. Edge of forest along road.

Altitude: 1130 m asl

Collector(s): D.D. Soejarto, K. Sydara, M. Xayvue

Collection number(s): DDS 14959

Collection date: May 16, 2014.

Additional data:

Voucher specimen is in deposit at the Field Museum (F) Herbarium, Chicago, USA under accession no. 2313832.

Synonyms, images, taxonomic description:

Flora of China Vol. 15 Page 303Plants of the World online

Useful references:

Ouyang, M.A. et al. Anti-oxidative activity of glycosides from Ligustrum sinense. Nat Prod Res. 2003; 17(6):381-387.
Wu, C.-R. et al. Triterpenoid contents and anti-inflammatory properties of the methanol extracts of Ligustrum sp. leaves. Molecules 2011; 16(1):1-15.