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Dianthus superbus (Fringed pink)

Whole plant used in Chinese herbal medicine as a bitter tonic, digestive and urinary stimulant, and emmenagogue. Topically used as a vulnerary and haemostatic. Flowers control urinary tract infections. Fringed pink, also called Qu Mai, has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. The genus Dianthus was named by the Greek botanist Theophrastus, from the word dios meaning �god� and anthos meaning �flower� therefore �God�s flower�. A powerful bitter tonic, fringed pink stimulates the digestive and urinary systems.