Mahonia repens Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
creeping barberry creeping mahonia Oregon barberry Oregon grape-holly Oregon-grape

Mahonia repens commonly known as creeping mahonia, creeping Oregon grape, creeping barberry, or prostrate barberry, is a species of Mahonia native to the Rocky Mountains and westward areas of North America, from British Columbia and Alberta in the north through Arizona and New Mexico into northwest Mexico in the south. It is also found in many areas of California and the Great Basin region in Nevada.

Mahonia repens

Medical use

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Biological activities

Abortifacient
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Adrenocorticotrophic
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Adrenolytic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Aggregant
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Allelochemic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Allergenic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Amebicide
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Anesthetic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
AntiEBV
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
AntiHIV
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
AntiLegionella
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiacne
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiadrenergic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiaggregant
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antialzheimeran
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiamnesic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiangiogenic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiarthritic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiatherosclerotic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antibacillus
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antibacterial
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Columbamine found in Root (28 ppm);found in Stem
Magnoflorine found in Root ;found in Stem
Oxyacanthine found in Root ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Antibiotic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Anticancer
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Anticarcinogenic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Anticarcinomic
Oxyacanthine found in Root ;found in Stem
Anticariogenic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antichlamydial
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Anticholecystitic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Anticholera
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Anticholinesterase
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Anticirrhotic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Anticonjunctivitic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Anticonvulsant
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antidiabetic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antidiarrheic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antidysenteric
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiedemic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiendotoxic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antienterotoxic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiesherichic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antifeedant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antigenotoxic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antigiardial
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiglaucomic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antigonadotropic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antigonorrhea
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antihemolytic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antihepatomic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antihepatotic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antihepatotoxic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antiherpetic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antihiccup
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Antihypercholesterolemic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antihyperthyroid
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antiinfarctal
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Antiinflammatory
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Antiischemic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antileishmanic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Obaberine found in Root ;found in Stem (25 ppm)
Antileukotriene
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antilipogenic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antimalarial
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Columbamine found in Root (28 ppm);found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Obamegine found in Root ;found in Stem (35 ppm)
Oxyacanthine found in Root ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Antimelanogenic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antimitotic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antimuscarinic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antimutagenic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antimyalgic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antimycotic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antineoplastic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antinephritic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antineuromuscular
Magnoflorine found in Root ;found in Stem
Antinitrosaminic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antiophthalmic
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Antioxidant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Oxyacanthine found in Root ;found in Stem
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Antiperistaltic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiperoxidant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antipharyngitic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiphotooxidative
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Antiplasmodial
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Oxyacanthine found in Root ;found in Stem
Antipneumonic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antipolio
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antipyretic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Antiradicular
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antisalmonella
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antisecretory
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiseptic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antishigellic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antispermigenic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antistaphylococcic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antistrep
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antisunburn
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antisyphilitic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antithyroid
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antitrachomic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antitrypanosomic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Obaberine found in Root ;found in Stem (25 ppm)
Antitubercular
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antitumor-Promoter
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antitumor
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antiulcer
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Antivaginitic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Antiviral
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Astringent
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Atherogenic
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Autotoxic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Bilirubinolytic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
CNS-Active
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
CNS-Depressant
Columbamine found in Root (28 ppm);found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Magnoflorine found in Root ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
CNS-Stimulant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
COX-2-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Calcium-Antagonist
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Oxyacanthine found in Root ;found in Stem
Syringaresinol found in Root (85 ppm);found in Stem
Cancer-Preventive
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Candidicide
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Cardiodepressant
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Cardioprotective
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Cardiotonic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Carminative
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chemopreventive
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Cholagogue
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Cholekinetic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Choleretic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Columbamine found in Root (28 ppm);found in Stem
Oxyacanthine found in Root ;found in Stem
Clastogenic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Collagen-Sparing
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Collyrium
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Curaroid
Magnoflorine found in Root ;found in Stem
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Cytotoxic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Oxyacanthine found in Root ;found in Stem
Demulcent
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Digestive
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Diuretic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Emetic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Enterotonic
Columbamine found in Root (28 ppm);found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Flatugenic
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Fungicide
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Glaucomagenic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Hemostat
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Hepatoprotective
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Histamine-Inhibitor
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Hypercholesterolemic
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Hypocholesterolemic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Hypoglycemic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Hypotensive
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Columbamine found in Root (28 ppm);found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Magnoflorine found in Root ;found in Stem
Obamegine found in Root ;found in Stem (35 ppm)
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Immunostimulant
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Inotropic
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Insectifuge
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Interferonogenic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Juvabional
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Lachrymatory
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Larvicide
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Larvistat
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Leucocytogenic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Leukotriene-Inhibitor
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Lipase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Membranomodulator
Oxyacanthine found in Root ;found in Stem
Thalrugosine found in Root ;found in Stem (15 ppm)
Metal-Chelator
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Mutagenic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Mycobactericide
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Mydriatic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Myocardiodepressant
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Myorelaxant
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
NO-Genic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Oviposition-Stimulant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
PAF-Inhibitor
Magnoflorine found in Root ;found in Stem
Paralytic
Magnoflorine found in Root ;found in Stem
Pesticide
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Columbamine found in Root (28 ppm);found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Magnoflorine found in Root ;found in Stem
Obaberine found in Root ;found in Stem (25 ppm)
Obamegine found in Root ;found in Stem (35 ppm)
Oxyacanthine found in Root ;found in Stem
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Phototoxic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Plasmodicide
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Preservative
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Protisticide
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Obaberine found in Root ;found in Stem (25 ppm)
Obamegine found in Root ;found in Stem (35 ppm)
RNA-Depressant
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
RT-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Respiradepressant
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Sedative
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Stomachic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Sunscreen
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Sweetener
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Toxic
Magnoflorine found in Root ;found in Stem
Trichomonicide
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Triglycerigenic
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Trypanocide
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Uricogenic
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem
Uterocontractant
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Jatrorrhizine found in Root ;found in Stem
Uterotonic
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Palmatine found in Root ;found in Stem
Vagostimulant
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Vasoconstrictor
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Vermifuge
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Vibriofuge
Berberine found in Root (1417 ppm);found in Stem
Vulnerary
Chlorogenic-acid found in Leaf
Sucrose found in Root ;found in Stem

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
(+)-corydine Leaf 540
(+)-glaucine Leaf 54
(+)-isocorydine Leaf 1,081
5'-methoxyhydnocarpin Plant
Berberine Root 1,417
Stem
Chlorogenic-acid Leaf
Columbamine Root 28
Stem
Jatrorrhizine Root
Stem
Magnoflorine Root
Stem
Obaberine Root
Stem 25
Obamegine Root
Stem 35
Oxyacanthine Root
Stem
Palmatine Root
Stem
Sucrose Root
Stem
Syringaresinol Root 85
Stem
Thaliporphine Leaf 22
Thalrugosine Root
Stem 15
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]