Mirabilis jalapa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
beauty-of-the-night false jalap four-o'clock marvel-of-Peru

Mirabilis jalapa is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis, and is available in a range of colours. Mirabilis in Latin means wonderful and Jalapa is a not uncommon placename in Central and North America. Mirabilis jalapa is said to have been exported from the Peruvian Andes in 1540.

Mirabilis jalapa

Medical use

Economic importance of Mirabilis jalapa

Environmental ornamental
Materials beads
Medicines folklore
Weed potential sed contaminant

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Biological activities

Analgesic
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiedemic
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antihyperglycemic
Trigonelline found in Root
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antimigraine
Trigonelline found in Root
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antinociceptive
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiseptic
Trigonelline found in Root
Antispasmodic
Antitumor
Antiulcer
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Epidermal-Stimulant
Trigonelline found in Root
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Gastroprotective
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Trigonelline found in Root
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Trigonelline found in Root
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Larvicide
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Mosquitocide
Beta-amyrin found in Plant
Mutagenic
Trigonelline found in Root
Osmoregulator
Trigonelline found in Root
Pesticide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Trigonelline found in Root
Propecic
Trigonelline found in Root
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Sweetener
Galactose found in Root
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
12-triaconsanone Plant
Arabinose Root
Beta-amyrin Plant
Beta-amyrin-alpha-l-rhamnosyl-o-beta-d-glucoside Plant
Beta-sitosterol Plant
Beta-sitosterol-beta-d-glucoside Plant
Fat Seed 39,000 46,000
Galactose Root
N-hexacosanol Plant
Protein Seed 171,000 181,000
Resin Root 30,000
Trigonelline Root
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]