Lycoris radiata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
red spider-lily spider-lily

Lycoris radiata is a plant in the amaryllis family, Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Originally from China, Korea and Nepal, it was introduced into Japan and from there to the United States and elsewhere. It is considered naturalized in Seychelles and in the Ryukyu Islands. It flowers in the late summer or autumn, often in response to heavy rainfall. The common name hurricane lily refers to this characteristic, as do other common names, such as resurrection lily; these may be used for the genus as a whole.

Lycoris radiata

Medical use

Economic importance of Lycoris radiata

Environmental ornamental

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Nepal

Biological activities

Absorbent
Starch found in Bulb (551000 ppm)
Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Bulb (6900 ppm)
Aggregant
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Analeptic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Analgesic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Antialcoholic
Fructose found in Bulb (21400 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Antibacterial
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antibutylcholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Anticholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antidiabetic
Fructose found in Bulb (21400 ppm)
Antiedemic
Glucose found in Bulb (6900 ppm)
Antifeedant
Hippeastrine found in Bulb
Lycorenine found in Bulb
Antihangover
Fructose found in Bulb (21400 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Bulb (6900 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antihiccup
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Antiketotic
Fructose found in Bulb (21400 ppm)
Glucose found in Bulb (6900 ppm)
Antileukemic
Haemanthamine found in Bulb
Pretazettine found in Stem
Pseudolycorine found in Bulb
Antimalarial
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antimitotic
Haemanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antimyasthenic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Antinauseant
Fructose found in Bulb (21400 ppm)
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Bulb (551000 ppm)
Antineurotic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Antiophthalmic
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Antioxidant
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antipolio
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antiproteinigenic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Pretazettine found in Stem
Antipyretic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antitumor
Lycorine found in Bulb
Pretazettine found in Stem
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Bulb (6900 ppm)
Antiviral
Haemanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Pretazettine found in Stem
Atherogenic
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Lycorine found in Bulb
CNS-Inhibitor
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Cardiotonic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Cholinergic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Collyrium
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Demulcent
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Emetic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Emollient
Starch found in Bulb (551000 ppm)
Expectorant
Lycorine found in Bulb
Flatugenic
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
Pretazettine found in Stem
Herbistat
Lycorine found in Bulb
Hypercholesterolemic
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Bulb (6900 ppm)
Hypnotic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Hypotensive
Haemanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorenine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Tazettine found in Bulb
Insecticide
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Laxative
Fructose found in Bulb (21400 ppm)
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Bulb (6900 ppm)
Myocontractant
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Myoneuro-stimulant
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Neoplastic
Fructose found in Bulb (21400 ppm)
Peristaltic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Pesticide
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Haemanthamine found in Bulb
Hippeastrine found in Bulb
Lycorenine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Poultice
Starch found in Bulb (551000 ppm)
Preservative
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Protisticide
Lycorine found in Bulb
Purgative
Lycorine found in Bulb
Respirastimulant
Lycorine found in Bulb
Secretogogue
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Sedative
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Sialogogue
Lycorine found in Bulb
Sweetener
Fructose found in Bulb (21400 ppm)
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Tachycardic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Triglycerigenic
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Uricogenic
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)
Vulnerary
Sucrose found in Bulb (73200 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
2-(4-hydroxy-benzyl)-malic-acid Flower
Chrysanthemin Flower 400
Cyanidin-3-glucoside Flower
Cyanidin-3-sambubioside Flower
Demethylhomolycorine Bulb
Demethyllycoramine Bulb
Ethylradiatine Bulb
Fructane Bulb 110,000 120,000
Fructose Bulb 21,400
Galanthamine Bulb
Glucose Bulb 6,900
Haemanthamine Bulb
Haemanthidine Bulb
Higanbanamannan Bulb 39,000
Hippeastrine Bulb
Homolycorine Bulb
Lycoramine Bulb
Lycoremine Bulb
Lycorenine Bulb
Lycoricyaninchloride Flower
Lycorine Bulb
Lycorisine Bulb 200,200
Norpluviine Bulb
Phloracetophenotrimethylether Bulb
Pluviine Bulb
Pretazettine Stem
Pseudolycorine Bulb
Radiatine Rhizome
Sekisanine Bulb
Sekisanoline Bulb
Squamigerine Bulb
Starch Bulb 200,000 551,000
Sucrose Bulb 73,200
Suisenine Bulb
Tazettine Bulb
Vittatine Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]