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Description

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Herbs perennial. Rhizomes swollen at apex, sometimes with enlarged stolons bearing scalelike leaves. Stems erect, 20-70 cm, usually unbranched, nodes ± tinged purple-red. Leaves subsessile or short petiolate, linear to oblong-lanceolate, ± arcuate, 4-8 × 1.2-2.5 cm, glabrous to minutely hispid-hirsute, abaxially impressed glandular, base attenuate, margin ± pinnatipartite to ± entire, apex acuminate. Verticillasters globose, 1.2-1.5 cm in diam.; bracteoles ovate to lanceolate, ciliolate, spinescent, outermost to 5 mm and 3-veined, inner ones 2-3 mm and 1-veined. Calyx ca. 3 mm, glabrous, glandular; teeth 5, lanceolate-triangular, ca. 2 mm, apex spinescent, ciliolate. Corolla white, ca. 5 mm, glandular, throat white pubescent, tube ca. 3 mm; limb indistinctly 2-lipped, upper lip subcircular; lower lip 3-lobed, middle lobe larger. Nutlets obovoid, 4-sided, ca. 1.6 × 1.2 mm, abaxially flattened, glandular, base subattenuate. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Aug-Nov.
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Flora of China Vol. 17: 240 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Russia]
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
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Flora of China Vol. 17: 240 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven & Hong Deyuan
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Habitat

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Marshy areas, grasslands, streamsides; 300-2600 m.
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Flora of China Vol. 17: 240 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of China @ eFloras.org
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Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven & Hong Deyuan
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Lycopus lucidus

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Lycopus lucidus is a species of plant in the family Lamiaceae. The dried rhizomes are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, where they are known as Lycopi rhizoma or ze lan (澤蘭, 泽兰 zélán) and have a reputation for promoting blood circulation and energy (qi), and preventing water retention. They are said to have a "warming" property, and have a mild bittersweet flavor.

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Bowl of deep fried Lycopus lucidus rhizomes

References

  • "Flora of China". eFloras.org.
  • "Di Sun". Asian Anti-Cancer Materia Database.
  • Yun Y, Han S, Park E, Yim D, Lee S, Lee CK, Cho K, Kim K (December 2003). "Immunomodulatory activity of betulinic acid by producing pro-inflammatory cytokines and activation of macrophages". Arch Pharm Res. 26 (12): 1087–95. doi:10.1007/bf02994763. PMID 14723345.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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Lycopus lucidus: Brief Summary

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Lycopus lucidus is a species of plant in the family Lamiaceae. The dried rhizomes are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, where they are known as Lycopi rhizoma or ze lan (澤蘭, 泽兰 zélán) and have a reputation for promoting blood circulation and energy (qi), and preventing water retention. They are said to have a "warming" property, and have a mild bittersweet flavor.

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