Alyxia buxifolia Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
dysentery-bush

Alyxia buxifolia is a species of shrub in the Apocynaceae family. It can grow up to 2 metres in height, but is more often less than 50 cm high in exposed coastal areas. It has thick, elliptic to obovate leaves which are 1 to 4 cm long and 5 to 25 mm wide. It produces white flowers in cymes between spring and autumn, followed by rounded, red fruits which are about 8 mm in diameter. In Australia, it occurs in coastal areas of the states of Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.

Alyxia buxifolia

Economic importance of Alyxia buxifolia

Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • AUSTRALASIA
    Native
    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales , South Australia , Tasmania, Victoria , Western Australia

Biological activities

Anthelmintic
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
AntiHIV
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Antibacterial
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Anticancer
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Antileukemic
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Antimalarial
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Antitumor
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Antiviral
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Leaf (8000 ppm);found in Leaf (8000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulinic-acid Leaf 8,000
Leaf 8,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]