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Ardisia japonica

Ardisia japonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Myrsinaceae
Genus: Ardisia
Species: A. japonica
Binomial name
Ardisia japonica

Ardisia japonica is a species of medicinal and ornamental plant.

It is used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is called zǐjīn niú (紫金牛), and is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs.

"Large doses" of the plant as medicine "can be toxic to the kidneys."[1]


  • Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million.. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. 
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