Botanical Name – Scrophularia ningpoensis
Chinese Name – XUAN SHEN
English Name – Chinese Figwort Root
Scrophularia ningpoensis, commonly known as the Ningpo figwort or Chinese figwort, is a perennial plant of the family Scrophulariaceae (the figwort family). It reaches 1 m by 0.4 m.
This plant has been known to traditional Chinese medicine for as long as 2000 years.
This herb has beautiful pink to red blossoms that may look like small cups. The root of the Xuan Shen is the most widely used part of the plant for medicinal purposes.