Mahonia bealei Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
leatherleaf mahonia

Mahonia bealei is a shrub native to mainland China. The species has sometimes been regarded as the same species as Mahonia japonica, native to Taiwan, but the two differ consistently in certain floral and leaf characters. Both species are widely cultivated in many countries as ornamentals. Mahonia bealei has reportedly escaped cultivation and become established in the wild in scattered places in the southeastern United States from Arkansas to Florida to Delaware. Mahonia bealei is a shrub or small tree up to 8 m tall. Leaves are up to 50 cm long, with 4-10 [pairs of leaflets, plus a much larger terminal leaflet. Flowers are borne in an erect raceme up to 30 cm long. Berry is egg-shaped, dark purple up to 15 mm long.

Mahonia bealei

Medical use

Economic importance of Mahonia bealei

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • United States

Biological activities

Antiinflammatory
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antimalarial
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antiphotooxidative
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Enterotonic
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Fungicide
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Hypotensive
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Pesticide
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Protisticide
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Sedative
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)
Uterocontractant
Jatrorrhizine found in Root (5000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Jatrorrhizine Root 5,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]