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This is a beautiful but to me, a somewhat strange and yet interesting looking plant..
Here is some info below: Enjoy >
Dichroa febrifuga (Chinese: 常山; pinyin: About this sound chshān (helpinfo)) is a flowering plant in the family Hydrangeaceae. In Indonesiann it is called gigil, alternatively tataruman in Sundanese, ramram in Papua, Hom dong (ฮอมดง) in Thai, but Yai khlang yai (ยายคลังใหญ่) in Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Yai Krang (ยายกรัง) in the South, and Hom Kham (ฮอมคำ) in Lanna (Northern Thai).
It is an important herb in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs. The active ingredients are febrifugine and isofebrifugine. In traditional preparations it is used in conjunction with other plants such as Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice), Ziziphus jujube and Zingiber officinale (ginger).
June 14th, 2013
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