Buxus sempervirens Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
box boxtree boxwood boxwoodtree Caucasian boxwood common box common boxwood European box French boxwood Persian boxwood Turkish boxwood

Buxus sempervirens, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Buxus, native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia, from southern England south to northern Morocco, and east through the northern Mediterranean region to Turkey. Buxus colchica of western Caucasus and B. hyrcana of northern Iran and eastern Caucasus are commonly treated as synonyms of B. sempervirens.

Buxus sempervirens

Medical use

Economic importance of Buxus sempervirens

Environmental ornamental
Materials wod
Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Iran ; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Germany; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Allergenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Leaf
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Leaf
AntiMS
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antiacne
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antialopecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Antianaphylactic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antiandrogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Antianginal
Cyclovirobuxine-d found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Cycloprotobuxine found in Plant
Cyclovirobuxine-d found in Plant
Antiarteriosclerotic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antiarthritic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antibacterial
Tannin found in Leaf
Anticancer
Tannin found in Leaf
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Leaf
Anticoronary
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Leaf
Antieczemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antifibrinolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antigranular
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antihepatotoxic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antihistaminic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antihypertensive
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiinflammatory
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Antileishmanic
Isochondodendrine found in Plant
Antileukotriene-D4
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antimalarial
Bebeerine found in Plant
Antimenorrhagic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antimutagenic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antioxidant
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiprostatitic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antiradicular
Tannin found in Leaf
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Leaf
Antitumor
Bebeerine found in Plant
Cycloprotobuxine found in Plant
Isochondodendrine found in Plant
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiulcer
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiviral
Tannin found in Leaf
Cancer-Preventive
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Tannin found in Leaf
Carcinogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Tannin found in Leaf
Cardiactive
Bebeerine found in Plant
Chelator
Tannin found in Leaf
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Comedolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Hepatoprotective
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Tannin found in Leaf
Hypocholesterolemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Immunomodulator
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Leaf
Insectifuge
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Metastatic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Nematicide
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Pesticide
Bebeerine found in Plant
Tannin found in Leaf
Propecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Protisticide
Isochondodendrine found in Plant
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Leaf
Purgative
Cycloprotobuxine found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]