Catalpa ovata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Chinese catalpa yellow catalpa

Catalpa ovata, the yellow catalpa or Chinese catalpa, is a pod-bearing tree native to China. Compared to C. speciosa, it is much smaller, typically reaching heights between 20 and 30 feet. The inflorescences form 4–10-inch-long bunches of creamy white flowers with distinctly yellow tinging; individual flowers are about 1 inch wide. They bloom in July and August. The leaves are very similar in shape to those of Paulownia tomentosa, having three lobes, and are darkly green. Fruits are very narrow, foot-long pods. Although native to the more temperate provinces within China, C. ovata is also cultivated in North America and Europe. It is commonly used to make the undersides of qin.

Catalpa ovata

Medical use

Economic importance of Catalpa ovata

Environmental ornamental

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Wood
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Allelochemic
Vanillin found in Wood
Allelopathic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Syringic-acid found in Wood
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Allergenic
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Vanillin found in Wood
Alpha-Amylase-Inhibitor
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Analgesic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
AntiUTI
Mannose found in Wood
Antiacne
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiadhesive
Mannose found in Wood
Antiaggregant
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (140 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (140 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Vanillin found in Wood
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antiaphthic
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antibacterial
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Anticalculic
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Anticancer
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (140 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Anticarcinogenic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Anticataract
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (140 ppm)
Anticlastogen
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Anticoagulant
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Anticystitic
Mannose found in Wood
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Xylose found in Wood
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Antidrepanocytic
Vanillin found in Wood
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiedemic
Glucose found in Wood
Isoferulic-acid found in Root Bark
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiescherichic
Vanillin found in Wood
Antiestrogenic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Antifatigue
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Antifeedant
Catalposide found in Fruit
Antifertility
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Glucose found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Antiherpetic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Isoferulic-acid found in Root Bark
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Wood
Antilactobacillic
Vanillin found in Wood
Antileishmanic
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Antilepric
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antileukemic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antilisteria
Vanillin found in Wood
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (140 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antimitotic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Vanillin found in Wood
Antineoplastic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Isoferulic-acid found in Root Bark
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Syringic-acid found in Wood
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Syringic-acid found in Wood
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antipolio
Vanillin found in Wood
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Syringic-acid found in Wood
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiseborrheic
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Antiseptic
Citric-acid found in Fruit
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antiserotonin
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Antisickling
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antithrombic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antitrypanosomic
Alpha-lapachone found in Tissue Culture ;found in Wood
Antitubercular
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Antitumor-Promoter
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Antitumor
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Wood
Antiviral
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Antiyeast
Vanillin found in Wood
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Arteriodilator
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Ascaricide
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Astringent
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Bacteristat
Vanillin found in Wood
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Candidicide
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Cardiac
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Cardioprotective
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Cathartic
Catalposide found in Fruit
Chemopreventive
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Cholagogue
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Choleretic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Collagenic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Cytotoxic
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Deodorant
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Diagnostic
Xylose found in Wood
Disinfectant
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Diuretic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Catalposide found in Fruit
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Dye
Xylose found in Wood
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
FLavor
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Vanillin found in Wood
Fungicide
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Fungistat
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Hemostat
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Hepatoprotective
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Hepatotropic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Herbicide
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Hydrocholerectic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Wood
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Fruit (24 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Fruit (14 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Hypothermic
Isoferulic-acid found in Root Bark
Immunomodulator
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Insectifuge
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Insectiphile
Catalposide found in Fruit
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Irritant
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Vanillin found in Wood
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Litholytic
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Wood
Metal-Chelator
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Mycobactericide
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Natriuretic
Catalposide found in Fruit
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Odontolytic
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Perfumery
Vanillin found in Wood
Pesticide
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Vanillin found in Wood
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Phytoalexin
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Preservative
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Prooxidant
Iron found in Fruit (140 ppm)
Prostaglandigenic
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Refrigerant
Citric-acid found in Fruit
Secretogogue
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Sunscreen
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
P-coumaric-acid found in Fruit
Ubiquiot
P-hydroxy-benzoic-acid found in Fruit
Syringic-acid found in Wood
Vanillic-acid found in Wood
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Uterosedative
Ferulic-acid found in Wood
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Fruit (2890 ppm)
Magnesium found in Fruit (1960 ppm)
Potassium found in Fruit (13000 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Fruit (21 ppm)

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