Latin name: Herba dianthi, Dianthus superbus L., D. chinensis
Chinese name: qu mai

What is Dianthus?
Dianthus is a widely dispersed flowering plant found all over Europe and Asia. It grows easily in temperate climates.

What are the health benefits of Dianthus?
Dianthus is a key herb used in Chinese herbal medicine to treat urinary difficulties, including painful, difficult, and bloody urination. It is also used to relieve constipation and, along with other herbs, to treat amenorrhea (lack of menstrual period).

Where can I find Dianthus?
Dianthus is available in dried and powdered forms and can be found online through herb suppliers or at the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.

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