Menispermum canadense Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
moonseed yellow parilla

Menispermum canadense is a flowering plant in the family Menispermaceae, native to eastern North America, from southern Canada south to northern Florida, and from the Atlantic coast west to Manitoba and Texas. It occurs in thickets, moist woods, and the banks of streams.

Menispermum canadense

Medical use

Economic importance of Menispermum canadense

Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario, Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Abortifacient
Berberine found in Plant
Adrenolytic
Berberine found in Plant
Amebicide
Berberine found in Plant
Analgesic
Berberine found in Plant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Anesthetic
Berberine found in Plant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Berberine found in Plant
Antiacne
Berberine found in Plant
Antiadrenergic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Berberine found in Plant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antialopecic
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antialzheimeran
Berberine found in Plant
Antiamnesic
Berberine found in Plant
Antianginal
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antiangiogenic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Berberine found in Plant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antiarthritic
Berberine found in Plant
Antibacillus
Berberine found in Plant
Antibacterial
Berberine found in Plant
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Antibiotic
Berberine found in Plant
Anticancer
Berberine found in Plant
Anticariogenic
Berberine found in Plant
Antichlamydial
Berberine found in Plant
Anticholecystitic
Berberine found in Plant
Anticholera
Berberine found in Plant
Anticirrhotic
Berberine found in Plant
Anticonjunctivitic
Berberine found in Plant
Anticonvulsant
Berberine found in Plant
Antidandruff
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antidiarrheic
Berberine found in Plant
Antidopaminergic
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Antidysenteric
Berberine found in Plant
Antiedemic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiendotoxic
Berberine found in Plant
Antienterotoxic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiesherichic
Berberine found in Plant
Antigiardial
Berberine found in Plant
Antiglaucomic
Berberine found in Plant
Antigonorrhea
Berberine found in Plant
Antihepatomic
Berberine found in Plant
Antihepatotic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Berberine found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Berberine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antiinflammatory
Berberine found in Plant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antiischemic
Berberine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antileishmanic
Berberine found in Plant
Antilipogenic
Berberine found in Plant
Antimalarial
Berberine found in Plant
Antimitotic
Berberine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antimuscarinic
Berberine found in Plant
Antimyalgic
Berberine found in Plant
Antimycotic
Berberine found in Plant
Antineoplastic
Berberine found in Plant
Antinephritic
Berberine found in Plant
Antineuromuscular
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Antioxidant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antiperistaltic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiphagocytotic
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antipharyngitic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiphotooxidative
Berberine found in Plant
Antiplasmodial
Berberine found in Plant
Antipneumonic
Berberine found in Plant
Antipyretic
Berberine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antisalmonella
Berberine found in Plant
Antisecretory
Berberine found in Plant
Antiseptic
Berberine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antishigellic
Berberine found in Plant
Antisilicotic
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Antispasmodic
Berberine found in Plant
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Antispermigenic
Berberine found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Berberine found in Plant
Antistrep
Berberine found in Plant
Antisyphilitic
Berberine found in Plant
Antitrachomic
Berberine found in Plant
Antitrypanosomic
Berberine found in Plant
Antitubercular
Berberine found in Plant
Antiulcer
Berberine found in Plant
Antivaginitic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiviral
Berberine found in Plant
Astringent
Berberine found in Plant
Bilirubinolytic
Berberine found in Plant
Bradycardic
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
CNS-Depressant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Magnoflorine found in Plant
COX-2-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Berberine found in Plant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Candidicide
Berberine found in Plant
Cardiodepressant
Berberine found in Plant
Cardiotonic
Berberine found in Plant
Carminative
Berberine found in Plant
Cholagogue
Berberine found in Plant
Cholekinetic
Berberine found in Plant
Choleretic
Berberine found in Plant
Circulatory-Stimulant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Collyrium
Berberine found in Plant
Curare
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Curaroid
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Berberine found in Plant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Digestive
Berberine found in Plant
Diuretic
Berberine found in Plant
Dopamine-Receptor-Inhibitor
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Emetic
Berberine found in Plant
Fungicide
Berberine found in Plant
Glaucomagenic
Berberine found in Plant
Hemostat
Berberine found in Plant
Hepatotoxic
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Hypocholesterolemic
Berberine found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Berberine found in Plant
Hypotensive
Berberine found in Plant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Immunostimulant
Berberine found in Plant
Immunosuppressant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Lachrymatory
Berberine found in Plant
Larvicide
Berberine found in Plant
Leucocytogenic
Berberine found in Plant
Lipase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Membranomodulator
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Mutagenic
Berberine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Mycobactericide
Berberine found in Plant
Mydriatic
Berberine found in Plant
Myocardiodepressant
Berberine found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Berberine found in Plant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Daurinoline found in Rhizome
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
PAF-Inhibitor
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Paralytic
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Pesticide
Berberine found in Plant
Magnoflorine found in Plant
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
Sedative
Berberine found in Plant
Stomachic
Berberine found in Plant
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Toxic
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Trichomonicide
Berberine found in Plant
Trypanocide
Berberine found in Plant
Uterocontractant
Berberine found in Plant
Uterorelaxant
Dauricine found in Rhizome
Uterotonic
Berberine found in Plant
Vagostimulant
Berberine found in Plant
Vasoconstrictor
Berberine found in Plant
Vasodilator
Berberine found in Plant
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Rhizome
Vermifuge
Berberine found in Plant
Vibriofuge
Berberine found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Acutimidine Rhizome
Acutimine Rhizome
Berberine Plant
Dauricine Rhizome
Daurinoline Rhizome
Dehydrocheilanthifolin Plant
Fat Seed 160,000
Magnoflorine Plant
N-desmethyldauricin Plant
N-methylindcarpinmethiodide Plant
Protein Seed 131,000
Tetrandrine Rhizome
Viburnitol Leaf
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]