Actaea rubra Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
red baneberry snakeberry

Actaea rubra is a poisonous herbaceous flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae, native to North America.

Actaea rubra

Medical use

Economic importance of Actaea rubra

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    • China: China - Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Shanxi
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: Finland; Norway; Sweden
    • East Europe: Russian Federation - European part
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana , Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey , New York, Ohio , Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois , Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska , North Dakota, South Dakota , Wisconsin
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

Biological activities

Antibacterial
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Antibiotic
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Antileukemic
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Antimitotic
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Antimutagenic
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Antipyretic
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Antiseptic
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Antitumor
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Antiviral
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Candidicide
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Dermatitigenic
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Fungicide
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Herbicide
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Irritant
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Nephritic
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Pesticide
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Purgative
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Sedative
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Toxic
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Trichomonicide
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Vermifuge
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Vesicant
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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
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Ranunculin Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]