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Ligustrum lucidum

Ligustrum lucidum

Ligustrum lucidum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Ligustrum
Species: L. lucidum
Binomial name
Ligustrum lucidum

Ligustrum lucidum (Glossy Privet or Chinese Privet) is a species of privet native to the southern half of China.

It is the largest species in the genus, growing as a tree up to 25 m tall. The leaves are opposite, glossy dark green, 6-17 cm long and 3-8 cm broad.    

Ethnomedical Uses

  • Known as Mi Zhen Zi in Chinese, Ligustrum lucidum is also known to the West as the "Wax Tree Privet".
  • The berries are used in traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of "sexual weakness", tinnitus (ringing in the ears), as well as for general fatigue.
  • It is also used as increase the yin of the body.


  • Flora of China: Ligustrum lucidum
  • Plants for a Future: Ligustrum lucidum
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