Galanthus nivalis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
common snowdrop snowdrop

Galanthus nivalis, the snowdrop or common snowdrop, is the best-known and most widespread of the 20 species in its genus, Galanthus. Snowdrops are among the first bulbs to bloom in spring and can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalised.

Galanthus nivalis

Medical use

Economic importance of Galanthus nivalis

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Caucasus: Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Moldova; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece ; Italy ; Romania; Turkey - Istanbul
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

Biological activities

Analeptic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Analgesic-Synergist
Narwedine found in Bulb
Analgesic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Plant
Antialzheimeran
Galanthamine found in Plant
Antibutylcholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Plant
Anticholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Plant
Antimyasthenic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Antineurotic
Galanthamine found in Plant
CNS-Inhibitor
Galanthamine found in Plant
Cardiotonic
Narwedine found in Bulb
Cholinergic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Hypnotic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Hypotensive
Narwedine found in Bulb
Insecticide
Galanthamine found in Plant
Myocontractant
Galanthamine found in Plant
Myoneuro-stimulant
Galanthamine found in Plant
Peristaltic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Pesticide
Galanthamine found in Plant
Respirastimulant
Narwedine found in Bulb
Secretogogue
Galanthamine found in Plant
Sedative
Galanthamine found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Galanthamine Plant
Narwedine Bulb
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]