Daphne genkwa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Chinese daphne lilac daphne

Daphne genkwa Siebold & Zucc. is an evergreen shrub and one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it has the name yuán huā. The plant was discovered by the prolific plant collector Charles Maries.

Daphne genkwa

Medical use

Economic importance of Daphne genkwa

Environmental ornamental
Medicines source of yuanhuacine & yuanhuadine
Vertebrate poisons mamals

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Korea; Taiwan

Biological activities

11B-HSD-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Abortifacient
Yuanhuacine found in Root
Yuanhuadine found in Root
Yuanhuafine found in Root
Yuanhuatine found in Root
Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Root
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Allergenic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Anesthetic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
AntiADD
Apigenin found in Flower
AntiHIV
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antiaflatoxin
Apigenin found in Flower
Antiaggregant
Apigenin found in Flower
Antiaging
Apigenin found in Flower
Antiallergic
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antiangiogenic
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiarrhythmic
Apigenin found in Flower
Antiatherogenic
Luteolin found in Flower
Antibacterial
Apigenin found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Genkwanin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Anticarcinogenic
Luteolin found in Flower
Anticarcinomic
Luteolin found in Flower
Anticataract
Luteolin found in Flower
Anticomplementary
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antidermatic
Luteolin found in Flower
Antidermatitic
Apigenin found in Flower
Antidiabetic
Xylose found in Root
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Glucose found in Root
Antiestrogenic
Apigenin found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Root
Antiherpetic
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antihistaminic
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antiinflammatory
Apigenin found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Root
Antileukemic
Apigenin found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Genkwadaphnin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Yuanhuacine found in Root
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antimelanomic
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antimetastatic
Apigenin found in Flower
Antimutagenic
Apigenin found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antinociceptive
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antiotitic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Antioxidant
Apigenin found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiperistaltic
Apigenin found in Flower
Antipolio
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antiproliferant
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antipyretic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Antisalmonella
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Antiseptic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Antispasmodic
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antistress
Apigenin found in Flower
Antithyroid
Apigenin found in Flower
Antitumor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Yuanhuadine found in Root
Yuanhuafine found in Root
Antitussive
Hydroxygenkwanin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Root
Antiviral
Apigenin found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiyeast
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Anxiolytic
Apigenin found in Flower
Aphidifuge
Luteolin found in Flower
Apoptotic
Apigenin found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
CNS-Depressant
Apigenin found in Flower
COX-1-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
COX-2-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Calcium-Antagonist
Luteolin found in Flower
Cancer-Preventive
Apigenin found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Chemopreventive
Luteolin found in Flower
Choleretic
Apigenin found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Cytochrome-P450-1A1-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Cytotoxic
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
DNA-Protective
Apigenin found in Flower
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Diagnostic
Xylose found in Root
Differentiator
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Diuretic
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Dye
Xylose found in Root
Estrogenic
Apigenin found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Expectorant
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Hydroxygenkwanin found in Flower
FLavor
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Fungicide
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
HIF-1alpha-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Hyaluronidase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Root
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Hypotensive
Apigenin found in Flower
ICAM-1-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
IKK-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Inotropic
Apigenin found in Flower
Insectifuge
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Iodothyronine-Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
MAO-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
MAPK-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Root
Metalloproteinase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Musculotropic
Apigenin found in Flower
Mutagenic
Apigenin found in Flower
Myorelaxant
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
NADH-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
NEP-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
NO-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
NO-Synthase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Nodulation-Signal
Apigenin found in Flower
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
P21-Inducer
Apigenin found in Flower
PKC-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
PTK-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Pesticide
Apigenin found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Genkwanin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Phytoalexin
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Polyamine-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Progestational
Apigenin found in Flower
Proliferant
Luteolin found in Flower
Prostaglandin-Synthetase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Purgative
Genkwanin found in Flower
Pyrogenic
Yuanhuacine found in Root
Yuanhuadine found in Root
Yuanhuafine found in Root
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Apigenin found in Flower
Radioprotective
Apigenin found in Flower
Sedative
Apigenin found in Flower
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Succinoxidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Sunscreen
Apigenin found in Flower
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Flower
Uricosuric
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Uterocontractant
Yuanhuacine found in Root
Uterotrophic
Apigenin found in Flower
VEGF-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Vasodilator
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Vulnerary
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
iNOS-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower

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