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Alternative Names

Aligustre, Chinese Ligustrum, Chinese Privet, Chinese Linguster and Chinese Wax-leaf Privet, Dongqingzi, Joteishi, Ligustrum Fruit, Ligustro Ceroso, Ligustro and Ligustrum, Nuzhenzi, Nu Zhen Zi, Nu Zhen, Trueno, To-Nezumimochi, Troène, Troène de Chine, Troène à Feuilles Brillantes, Tree Privet, White Waxtree, Yojungja

Scientific Name

Ligustrum Lucidum

Why Do People Use Privet?

The oral preparations of Ligustrum lucidum (privet), like privet powder, are used for a number of purposes, some of them are for darkening and increasing growth of hair, improving debility, insomnia, hepatitis, headache, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and for increasing longevity. Glossy privet powder is also used for improving the function of immune system, as a tonic and diaphoretic and to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy, palpitations, for lessening facial dark spots, swelling, tumors, congestion, fever, common cold, deafness, constipation, vertigo, for dizziness, for blurred vision, for sore knees and back and tinnitus.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Oral and appropriate consumption of privet powder is thought to be safe. Pregnancy And Lactation - Ligustrum lucidum must be avoided by breastfeeding and pregnant females because there is insufficient authentic information available in this regard.

How Effective Is Privet?

In order to rate effectiveness of privet, there is lack of authentic and reliable information available.

How Privet Works?

The most effective part of Ligustrum lucidum is the ripe fruit. It consist of triterpenoids including acetyloleanolic acid, oleanolic acid (ligustrin), glycosides (including oleuropein, ligustroside), ursolic acid, mannitol, thioketones, fatty oil mainly linolenic, linoleic, a volatile oil consisting primarily of esters of palmitic and oleic acids, hydrocarbons, and alcohols. Ligustrum has been clinically evaluated in China for treating leukopenia, despite the fact that clinical trials have not shown any benefit of privet in the treatment of leukopenia. Privet powder may also have antitumor and immunomodulatory effects. The results obtained from clinical trials suggest that fruit of privet may hinder renal cell carcinoma development, which is perhaps due to the increase in the activity of macrophages and cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Extract of privet restrains mutagenicity in bacteria, decreases tumor-induced macrophage suppression and improves T-cell function in cancer tissue. According to initial researches, fruit of privet and the its ingredient ligustrin, may have anti-allergic, diuretic, mild cardiotonic, lipid-lowering, sedative, anti-inflammatory, blood glucose lowering, blood flow enhancing and also liver protectant effects.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Privet?

There is no authentic report found regarding side effects secondary to the use of privet powder. However, some side effects have reported like respiratory allergies (asthma and allergic rhinitis) and cross-allergenicity due to the Oleaceae family pollen. The members of this family include ash, olive, common privet (Ligustrum vulgare) and lilac.

How Privet Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Privet powder doesn’t seem to interact with different herbs and supplements.

How Privet Interacts With Drugs?

Lithium - Interaction rating between Ligustrum lucidum and lithium containing drugs is moderate so be careful about this combination. Privet powder may have diuretic properties. Because of these diuretic impacts, use of privet may increase lithium level in the plasma due to the reduction in its excretion. In such condition, dose of lithium may need to be decreased.

How Privet Interacts With Foods?

There is no interaction between privet powder and different food items.

How Privet Interacts With Lab Tests?

Ligustrum lucidum and different lab tests don’t show any interaction.

How Privet Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is no interaction recorded between privet and some lab tests.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Privet?

There is no typical dosage of privet powder.


Don’t mix privet with other privet species for example border Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), privet (Ligustrum obtusifolium), privet (Ligustrum tschonoskii), golden privet (Ligustrum x vicaryi), Japanese privet (Ligustrum japonicum), and common privet (Ligustrum vulgare). The fruits of Ilex chinensis and glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum) are both referred to by the Chinese name dongqingzi.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Privet Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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