Elaeagnus commutata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
silverberry

Elaeagnus commutata, is a species of Elaeagnus native to western and boreal North America, from southern Alaska through British Columbia east to Quebec, south to Utah, and across the upper Midwestern United States to South Dakota and western Minnesota. It typically grows on dry to moist sandy and gravel soils in steppes, meadows or woodland edges. These plants are shrubs or small trees growing to 1–4 m tall. The leaves are broad lanceolate, 2–7 cm long, silvery on both sides with dense small white scales. The fragrant flowers are yellow, with a four-lobed corolla 6–14 mm long. The fruits are ovoid drupes 9–12 mm long, also covered in silvery scales. The fruit pulp is floury in texture, and surrounds the single seed. The species is cultivated as an ornamental plant for its silvery foliage.

Elaeagnus commutata

Economic importance of Elaeagnus commutata

Environmental erosion control ornamental shade/shelter wildlife habitat
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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory , Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario , Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Minnesota , North Dakota, South Dakota
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Utah

Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1450 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antipellagric
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1450 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Fruit (3.6 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1450 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Fruit (1450 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Thiamin found in Fruit (2.2 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Iron found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Fruit (1.4 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)
Calcium found in Fruit (507 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (36000 ppm)
Niacin found in Fruit (30 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Fruit (725 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ascorbic-acid Fruit 100 725
Ash Fruit 7,000 51,000
Beta-carotene Fruit 0.2 1.4
Calcium Fruit 70 507
Carbohydrates Fruit 109,000 790,000
Fat Fruit 9,000 65,000
Fiber Fruit 5,000 36,000
Iron Fruit 4 30
Kilocalories Fruit 510 3,700
Niacin Fruit 4 30
Phosphorus Fruit 200 1,450
Protein Fruit 13,000 94,000
Riboflavin Fruit 0.5 3.6
Thiamin Fruit 0.3 2.2
Water Fruit 862,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]