Macleaya cordata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
five-seed plume-poppy plume-poppy tree celandine

Macleaya cordata is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family Papaveraceae, which is used ornamentally. It is native to China and Japan. It is a large herbaceous perennial growing to 2.5 m tall by 1 m or more wide, with olive green leaves and airy panicles of buff-white flowers in summer.

Macleaya cordata

Medical use

Economic importance of Macleaya cordata

Environmental ornamental

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Taiwan

Biological activities

12-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Abortifacient
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Adrenolytic
Berberine found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Allocryptopine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Amebicide
Berberine found in Plant
Amphicholeretic
Protopine found in Plant
Analgesic
Allocryptopine found in Plant
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Anesthetic
Berberine found in Plant
Bocconine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antiacne
Berberine found in Plant
Antiadrenergic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Antialzheimeran
Berberine found in Plant
Antiamnesic
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Antiangiogenic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Allocryptopine found in Plant
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Berberine found in Plant
Antibacillus
Berberine found in Plant
Antibacterial
Berberine found in Plant
Chelirubine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antibiotic
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Anticancer
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Anticariogenic
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Antichlamydial
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Anticholecystitic
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Anticholera
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Anticholinergic
Protopine found in Plant
Anticholinesterase
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Anticirrhotic
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Anticonjunctivitic
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Anticonvulsant
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Antidiarrheic
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Antidysenteric
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Antiedemic
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Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antiendotoxic
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Antienterotoxic
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Antiesherichic
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Antifibrillary
Allocryptopine found in Plant
Antigiardial
Berberine found in Plant
Antigingivitic
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antiglaucomic
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Antigonorrhea
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Antihepatomic
Berberine found in Plant
Antihepatotic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiherpetic
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Antihistaminic
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Antiinflammatory
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Coptisine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antiischemic
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Antileishmanic
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Antilipogenic
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Antimalarial
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Antimitotic
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Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antimuscarinic
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Antimyalgic
Berberine found in Plant
Antimycotic
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Antineoplastic
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antinephritic
Berberine found in Plant
Antioxidant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antiperiodontic
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antiperistaltic
Berberine found in Plant
Antipharyngitic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiphotooxidative
Berberine found in Plant
Antiplaque
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antiplasmodial
Berberine found in Plant
Antipneumonic
Berberine found in Plant
Antipyretic
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Antisalmonella
Berberine found in Plant
Antisecretory
Berberine found in Plant
Antiseptic
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antishigellic
Berberine found in Plant
Antispasmodic
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Protopine found in Plant
Antispermigenic
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Protopine found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Berberine found in Plant
Antistrep
Berberine found in Plant
Antisuperoxidogenic
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antisyphilitic
Berberine found in Plant
Antitrachomic
Berberine found in Plant
Antitrypanosomic
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antitubercular
Berberine found in Plant
Antitumor
Coptisine found in Plant
Ethoxysanguinarine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Antitussive
Protopine found in Plant
Antiulcer
Berberine found in Plant
Antivaginitic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiviral
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Astringent
Berberine found in Plant
Bilirubinolytic
Berberine found in Plant
CNS-Depressant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
COX-2-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Candidicide
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Cardiodepressant
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Cardiotonic
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Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Carminative
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Cholagogue
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Cholekinetic
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Choleretic
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Collyrium
Berberine found in Plant
Convulsant
Protopine found in Plant
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Berberine found in Plant
DNA-Intercalator
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Digestive
Berberine found in Plant
Diuretic
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Emetic
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Expectorant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Fungicide
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Gastrocontractant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Glaucomagenic
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Hemostat
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Hepatotoxic
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Hypertensive
Protopine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Hypocholesterolemic
Berberine found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
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Hypotensive
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Immunostimulant
Berberine found in Plant
Inotropic
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Irritant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Lachrymatory
Berberine found in Plant
Larvicide
Berberine found in Plant
Leucocytogenic
Berberine found in Plant
Lipase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Molluscicide
Chelirubine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Mutagenic
Berberine found in Plant
Mycobactericide
Berberine found in Plant
Mydriatic
Berberine found in Plant
Myocardiocontractant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Myocardiodepressant
Berberine found in Plant
Myocontractant
Coptisine found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Nematicide
Bocconine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Occulotensive
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Pesticide
Berberine found in Plant
Chelirubine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Phototoxic
Berberine found in Plant
Plasmodicide
Berberine found in Plant
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Protisticide
Berberine found in Plant
RNA-Depressant
Berberine found in Plant
RT-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Respiradepressant
Berberine found in Plant
Respirastimulant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Sedative
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Sialogogue
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Soporific
Allocryptopine found in Plant
Spasmogenic
Protopine found in Plant
Stomachic
Berberine found in Plant
Sympatholytic
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Trichomonicide
Berberine found in Plant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Trypanocide
Berberine found in Plant
Uterocontractant
Berberine found in Plant
Uterotonic
Berberine found in Plant
Cryptopine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Vagostimulant
Berberine found in Plant
Vasoconstrictor
Berberine found in Plant
Vasodilator
Berberine found in Plant
Vasomotor-Stimulant
Sanguinarine found in Leaf
Vermifuge
Berberine found in Plant
Vibriofuge
Berberine found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Allocryptopine Plant
Berberine Plant
Bocconine Plant
Bocconoline Plant
Chelilutine Plant
Chelirubine Plant
Coptisine Plant
Cryptopine Plant
Dehydrocheilanthifoline Plant
Ethoxychelerythrine Plant
Ethoxysanguinarine Plant
Heleritrine Plant
Homochelidonine Plant
Macarpine Plant
Oxysanguinarine Plant
Protopine Plant
Protopine-n-oxide Plant
Sanguinarine Leaf
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]