A 'star flower' in traditional Chinese medicine
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Tinged in light purple, the False Chinese swertia is widely seen in the northern provinces of China, along with parts of Russia. 

The herb can be used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat abdominal pain, lack of appetite and other digestive symptoms

General information about the False Chinese swertia. /CGTN Graphic

General information about the False Chinese swertia. /CGTN Graphic

(Top image by Liu Bing from Luli Studio. The photo was taken in Dalian City, NE China's Liaoning Province.)