Arbutus menziesii Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Pacific madrone

Arbutus menziesii is a species of tree in the family Ericaceae, native to the western coastal areas of North America, from British Columbia to California.

Arbutus menziesii

Medical use

Economic importance of Arbutus menziesii

Environmental ornamental

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon , Washington
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

Biological activities

Anthelmintic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
AntiHIV
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Antibacterial
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Anticancer
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Antileukemic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Antimalarial
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Antitumor
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Antiviral
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Plant (20000 ppm);found in Plant (20000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulinic-acid Plant 20,000
Plant 20,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]