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Ligustrum vulgare
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Eudicots
Unranked: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Tribe: Oleeae
Genus: Ligustrum

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Ligustrum is a genus of about forty species of erect, deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes forming small or medium-sized trees.[1] They are now all known by the common name of privet. Many have medicinal uses for example Ligustrum morrisonense is anti-inflammatory, acting on Cox 2 receptors[2]

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  1. Webb, C. J.; Sykes, W. R.; Garnock-Jones, P. J. 1988: Flora of New Zealand. Vol. IV. Naturalised Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, Dicotyledons. 4. Christchurch, New Zealand, Botany Division, D.S.I.R..
  2. Wu CR, Lin WH, Lin YT, Wen CL, Ching H, Lin LW"Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Property of the Methanol Extract from Ligustrum morrisonense Leaves in Rodents." Am J Chin Med. 2011;39(2):335-48  :
  3. Flora of China: Ligustrum
  4. Flora of Taiwan: Ligustrum
  5. Flora Europaea: Ligustrum
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