Nandina domestica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Chinese-bamboo heavenly-bamboo nandina sacred-bamboo southern heaven-bamboo
Nandina domestica

Medical use

Economic importance of Nandina domestica

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • United States

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Abortifacient
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Adrenolytic
Berberine found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Protopine found in Plant
Allergenic
Acetone found in Plant
Lignans found in Plant
Amebicide
Berberine found in Plant
Amphicholeretic
Protopine found in Plant
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Anesthetic
Berberine found in Plant
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
AntiHIV
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Berberine found in Plant
Antiacne
Berberine found in Plant
Antiadrenergic
Berberine found in Plant
Isocorydine found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Antiamnesic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Hcn found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antibacillus
Berberine found in Plant
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Antibiotic
Berberine found in Plant
Antibradykinic
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Anticancer
Berberine found in Plant
Anticariogenic
Berberine found in Plant
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antichlamydial
Berberine found in Plant
Anticholecystitic
Berberine found in Plant
Anticholera
Berberine found in Plant
Anticholinergic
Protopine found in Plant
Anticirrhotic
Berberine found in Plant
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Anticonjunctivitic
Berberine found in Plant
Anticonvulsant
Berberine found in Plant
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antidiarrheic
Berberine found in Plant
Antidote
Hcn found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Berberine found in Plant
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiedemic
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiendotoxic
Berberine found in Plant
Antienterotoxic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiesherichic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiestrogenic
Lignans found in Plant
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antifeedant
Isoboldine found in Plant
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antigiardial
Berberine found in Plant
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Antigonorrhea
Berberine found in Plant
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antihepatocarcinogenic
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Antihepatomic
Berberine found in Plant
Antihepatotic
Berberine found in Plant
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Sinoacutine found in Bark
Antiischemic
Berberine found in Plant
Antileishmanic
Berberine found in Plant
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antileukemic
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Antilipogenic
Berberine found in Plant
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antimalarial
Berberine found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antimitotic
Berberine found in Plant
Antimuscarinic
Berberine found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Lignans found in Plant
Antimyalgic
Berberine found in Plant
Antimycotic
Berberine found in Plant
Lignans found in Plant
Antineoplastic
Berberine found in Plant
Antinephritic
Berberine found in Plant
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antineuromuscular
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Isoboldine found in Plant
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antioxidant
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Lignans found in Plant
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiperistaltic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiperoxidant
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Antipharyngitic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiphotooxidative
Berberine found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
Antiplasmodial
Berberine found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Berberine found in Plant
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antisecretory
Berberine found in Plant
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Antishigellic
Berberine found in Plant
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Antispermigenic
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Berberine found in Plant
Antistrep
Berberine found in Plant
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Antisyphilitic
Berberine found in Plant
Antitrachomic
Berberine found in Plant
Antitrypanosomic
Berberine found in Plant
Antitubercular
Berberine found in Plant
Antitumor
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Lignans found in Plant
Antitussive
Hcn found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Antiulcer
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Antivaginitic
Berberine found in Plant
Antiviral
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Lignans found in Plant
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Astringent
Berberine found in Plant
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Bilirubinolytic
Berberine found in Plant
Bradycardic
Nantenine found in Plant ;found in Seed (5000 ppm)
Bronchosedative
Hcn found in Plant
CNS-Active
Nantenine found in Plant ;found in Seed (5000 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Acetone found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
Magnoflorine found in Plant
CNS-Stimulant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
COX-2-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Lignans found in Plant
Candidicide
Berberine found in Plant
Cardiodepressant
Berberine found in Plant
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Cardiotonic
Berberine found in Plant
Cardiovascular
Lignans found in Plant
Carminative
Berberine found in Plant
Cataleptic
Isocorydine found in Plant
Cathartic
Lignans found in Plant
Cholagogue
Berberine found in Plant
Cholekinetic
Berberine found in Plant
Choleretic
Berberine found in Plant
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Collyrium
Berberine found in Plant
Convulsant
Nantenine found in Plant ;found in Seed (5000 ppm)
Protopine found in Plant
Curaroid
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Cyanogenic
P-glucosyloxymandelonitrile found in Shoot (200000 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Berberine found in Plant
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Digestive
Berberine found in Plant
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Dopamine-Adenylate-Cyclase-Inhibitor
Isoboldine found in Plant
Emetic
Berberine found in Plant
Enterotonic
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
FLavor
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Fungicide
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Berberine found in Plant
Isoboldine found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
Glaucomagenic
Berberine found in Plant
Hemostat
Berberine found in Plant
Hypertensive
Protopine found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Insecticide
Hcn found in Plant
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
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
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Mutagenic
Berberine found in Plant
Mycobactericide
Berberine found in Plant
Mydriatic
Berberine found in Plant
Myocardiodepressant
Berberine found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Narcotic
Acetone found in Plant
Isocorydine found in Plant
PAF-Inhibitor
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Paralytic
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Nantenine found in Plant ;found in Seed (5000 ppm)
Pesticide
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Hcn found in Plant
Isoboldine found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Amentoflavone found in Leaf
Phototoxic
Berberine found in Plant
Plasmodicide
Berberine found in Plant
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Protisticide
Berberine found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
RNA-Depressant
Berberine found in Plant
RT-Inhibitor
Berberine found in Plant
Respiradepressant
Berberine found in Plant
Respirastimulant
Hcn found in Plant
Rodenticide
Hcn found in Plant
Sedative
Berberine found in Plant
Isocorydine found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Spasmogenic
Protopine found in Plant
Stimulant
Isocorydine 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
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Uterocontractant
Berberine found in Plant
Jatrorrhizine found in Plant
Uterotonic
Berberine found in Plant
Protopine found in Plant
Vagostimulant
Berberine found in Plant
Vasoconstrictor
Berberine found in Plant
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Berberine found in Plant
Magnoflorine found in Plant
Vasomotor-Stimulant
Hcn found in Plant
Vermifuge
Berberine found in Plant
Vibriofuge
Berberine found in Plant
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (100 ppm)
Hydroxyproline found in Plant
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Amentoflavone found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
(-)-episyringaresinol Plant
Acetone Plant
Alkaloids Seed 7,000
Amentoflavone Leaf
Ascorbic-acid Leaf 100
Ash Seed 27,000
Berberine Plant
Calistephin Plant
Dehydronantenine Plant
Domesticine Plant
Fat Seed
Fumaric-acid Plant
Hcn Plant
Hydroxyproline Plant
Isoboldine Plant
Isocorydine Plant
Isodomesticine Plant
Jatrorrhizine Plant
Lignans Plant
Magnoflorine Plant
Menispermine Plant
N-methylisocorydinium Plant
Nandazurine Bark
Plant
Nandinene Plant
Nantenine Plant
Seed 5,000
O-methyldomesticine Bark
Plant
P-glucosyloxymandelonitrile Shoot 100,000 200,000
P-glucosyloxymandelonitrile-4'-caffeic-acid-ester Shoot
Pelargonidin-3-xylosylglucoside Plant
Protein Seed 200,000
Protopine Plant
Sinoacutine Bark
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]