Mahonia japonica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Japanese ashberry Japanese mahonia

Mahonia japonica is a species of flowering plant in the family Berberidaceae, native to Taiwan. Despite the name, it is not native to Japan though it has been known in cultivation there for centuries.

Mahonia japonica

Medical use

Economic importance of Mahonia japonica

Environmental ornamental
Materials tanin/dyestuf
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    Cultivated
    • Eastern Asia: Japan

Biological activities

Abortifacient
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Tissue Culture
Adrenocorticotrophic
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Adrenolytic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Amebicide
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Analgesic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Anesthetic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
AntiUTI
Mannose found in Tissue Culture
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiacne
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiadhesive
Mannose found in Tissue Culture
Antiadrenergic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiaggregant
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antialzheimeran
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiamnesic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiangiogenic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiarrhythmic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Antiarthritic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antibacillus
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antibacterial
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Columbamine found in Sprout Seedling
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Antibiotic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Anticancer
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Anticariogenic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antichlamydial
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Anticholecystitic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Anticholera
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Anticholinesterase
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Anticirrhotic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Anticonjunctivitic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Anticonvulsant
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Anticystitic
Mannose found in Tissue Culture
Antidiabetic
Xylose found in Tissue Culture
Antidiarrheic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antidysenteric
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiedemic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Glucose found in Tissue Culture
Antiendotoxic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antienterotoxic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiesherichic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antigiardial
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiglaucomic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antigonorrhea
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antihepatomic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antihepatotic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Tissue Culture
Antiherpetic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antihistaminic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiinfarctal
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Antiinflammatory
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Coptisine found in Sprout Seedling
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Antiischemic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Tissue Culture
Antileishmanic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antilipogenic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antimalarial
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Columbamine found in Sprout Seedling
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Antimitotic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antimuscarinic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antimyalgic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antimycotic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antineoplastic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antinephritic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antineuromuscular
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Antiperistaltic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antipharyngitic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiphotooxidative
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Antiplasmodial
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Antipneumonic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antipyretic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Antisalmonella
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antisecretory
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antiseptic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antishigellic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antispasmodic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Antispermigenic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antistaphylococcic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antistrep
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antisyphilitic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antitrachomic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antitrypanosomic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antitubercular
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antitumor
Coptisine found in Sprout Seedling
Antiulcer
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antivaginitic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Tissue Culture
Antiviral
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Astringent
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Bilirubinolytic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
CNS-Depressant
Columbamine found in Sprout Seedling
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
CNS-Stimulant
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
COX-2-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Calcium-Antagonist
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Candidicide
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Cardiodepressant
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Cardiotonic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Carminative
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Cholagogue
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Cholekinetic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Choleretic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Columbamine found in Sprout Seedling
Collyrium
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Curaroid
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Cytotoxic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Diagnostic
Xylose found in Tissue Culture
Digestive
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Diuretic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Dye
Xylose found in Tissue Culture
Emetic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Enterotonic
Columbamine found in Sprout Seedling
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Fungicide
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Glaucomagenic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Hemostat
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Tissue Culture
Hypocholesterolemic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Hypoglycemic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Hypotensive
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Columbamine found in Sprout Seedling
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Immunostimulant
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Inotropic
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Lachrymatory
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Larvicide
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Leucocytogenic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Lipase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Tissue Culture
Mutagenic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Mycobactericide
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Mydriatic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Myocardiodepressant
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Myocontractant
Coptisine found in Sprout Seedling
Myorelaxant
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
PAF-Inhibitor
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Paralytic
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Pesticide
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Columbamine found in Sprout Seedling
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Phototoxic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Plasmodicide
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Protisticide
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
RNA-Depressant
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
RT-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Respiradepressant
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Sedative
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Stomachic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Toxic
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Trichomonicide
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Trypanocide
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Uterocontractant
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Leaf ;found in Sprout Seedling
Uterotonic
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Sprout Seedling
Vagostimulant
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Vasoconstrictor
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Vasodilator
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Magnoflorine found in Sprout Seedling
Vermifuge
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem
Vibriofuge
Berberine found in Sprout Seedling ;found in Stem

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Arabinose Tissue Culture
Berberine Sprout Seedling
Stem
Columbamine Sprout Seedling
Coptisine Sprout Seedling
Glucose Tissue Culture
Jatrorrhizine Leaf
Sprout Seedling
Magnoflorine Sprout Seedling
Mannose Tissue Culture
Palmatine Sprout Seedling
Xylose Tissue Culture
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]