Narcissus tazetta Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
bunchflower daffodil bunchflower narcissi Chinese sacred-lily daffodil French daffodil polyanthus narcissus tazetta

Narcissus tazetta is a perennial ornamental plant that grows from a bulb. Cultivars of N. tazetta include 'Paperwhite', 'Grand Soleil d'Or' and 'Ziva', which are popularly used for forcing indoors, as is the form of N. tazetta known as Chinese Sacred Lily. Narcissus tazetta has thin, flat leaves up to 40 cm long and 15 mm wide. Umbels have as many as 8 flowers, white with a yellow corona. Narcissus tazetta is grown commercially for its essential oil, mostly in southern France. An interspecies hybrid, with Narcissus poeticus, is also grown for its essential oil.

Narcissus tazetta

Medical use

Economic importance of Narcissus tazetta

Environmental ornamental
Materials esential oils
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran ; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Western Siberia
    • China: China - Fujian, Zhejiang
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • East Europe: Russian Federation - European part
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Former Yugoslavia; Greece ; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal; Spain

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Acaricide
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (1115 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Allelochemic
Cinnamyl-alcohol found in Flower
Allelopathic
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Allergenic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (360 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower
Analeptic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Analgesic
Eugenol found in Flower
Galanthamine found in Plant
Lycorine found in Stem
Anesthetic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (360 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower
AntiTNF
Eugenol found in Flower
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Plant
Antiacne
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Eugenol found in Flower
Antialzheimeran
Galanthamine found in Plant
Antiarachidonate
Eugenol found in Flower
Antibacterial
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Lycorine found in Stem
Antibutylcholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Plant
Anticancer
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Anticariogenic
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Anticholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Plant
Lycorine found in Stem
Anticonvulsant
Eugenol found in Flower
Antiedemic
Eugenol found in Flower
Antiestrogenic
Eugenol found in Flower
Antifeedant
Eugenol found in Flower
Hippeastrine found in Plant
Lycorenine found in Bulb
Antigenotoxic
Eugenol found in Flower
Antiherpetic
Eugenol found in Flower
Lycorine found in Stem
Antihistaminic
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Antikeratotic
Eugenol found in Flower
Antileukemic
Haemanthamine found in Plant
Pretazettine found in Stem
Pseudolycorine found in Stem
Antimalarial
Lycorine found in Stem
Antimitotic
Eugenol found in Flower
Haemanthamine found in Plant
Lycorine found in Stem
Antimitotis
Narciclasine found in Bulb (66 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Cinnamyl-alcohol found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Antimyasthenic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Antineurotic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Antinitrosating
Eugenol found in Flower
Antiodontalgic
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (360 ppm)
Antiotitic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Antioxidant
Eugenol found in Flower
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Antipeptic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Antiplasmodial
Lycorine found in Stem
Antipolio
Lycorine found in Stem
Antiproliferant
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Eugenol found in Flower
Antiproteinigenic
Lycorine found in Stem
Pretazettine found in Stem
Antipruritic
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (360 ppm)
Antipyretic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Lycorine found in Stem
Antiradicular
Eugenol found in Flower
Antisalmonella
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Antiseptic
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (360 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower
Antispasmodic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Antistaphylococcic
Eugenol found in Flower
Antithromboxane
Eugenol found in Flower
Antitumor
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Lycorine found in Stem
Pretazettine found in Stem
Antiulcer
Eugenol found in Flower
Antiviral
Eugenol found in Flower
Haemanthamine found in Plant
Lycorine found in Stem
Pretazettine found in Stem
Antiyeast
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Apifuge
Eugenol found in Flower
CNS-Depressant
Eugenol found in Flower
Lycorine found in Stem
CNS-Inhibitor
Galanthamine found in Plant
COX-1-Inhibitor
Eugenol found in Flower
COX-2-Inhibitor
Eugenol found in Flower
Calcium-Antagonist
Eugenol found in Flower
Cancer-Preventive
Eugenol found in Flower
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Candidicide
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Cardiotonic
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (1115 ppm)
Lycorine found in Stem
Carminative
Eugenol found in Flower
Choleretic
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Cholinergic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Cicatrizant
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-Inhibitor
Eugenol found in Flower
Cytotoxic
Eugenol found in Flower
Lycorine found in Stem
Dermatitigenic
Eugenol found in Flower
Emetic
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (1115 ppm)
Lycorine found in Stem
Enterorelaxant
Eugenol found in Flower
Expectorant
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Lycorine found in Stem
FLavor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (1115 ppm)
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (360 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower
Fungicide
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (360 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
Pretazettine found in Stem
Hepatoprotective
Eugenol found in Flower
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Herbicide
Cinnamyl-alcohol found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Narciclasine found in Bulb (66 ppm)
Herbistat
Lycorine found in Stem
Hypnotic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Lycorine found in Stem
Hypotensive
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (1115 ppm)
Haemanthamine found in Plant
Lycorenine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Stem
Tazettine found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Insecticide
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Galanthamine found in Plant
Insectifuge
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Irritant
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (1115 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower
Juvabional
Eugenol found in Flower
Larvicide
Eugenol found in Flower
Laxative
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (1115 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Mosquitofuge
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Motor-Depressant
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Myocontractant
Galanthamine found in Plant
Lycorine found in Stem
Myoneuro-stimulant
Galanthamine found in Plant
Narcotic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Nematicide
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Cinnamyl-alcohol found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Neurotoxic
Eugenol found in Flower
Perfumery
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Cinnamyl-alcohol found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Peristaltic
Galanthamine found in Plant
Pesticide
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (360 ppm)
Cinnamyl-alcohol found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Galanthamine found in Plant
Haemanthamine found in Plant
Hippeastrine found in Plant
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Lycorenine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Stem
Narciclasine found in Bulb (66 ppm)
Phytoalexin
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Eugenol found in Flower
Protisticide
Lycorine found in Stem
Purgative
Lycorine found in Stem
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Respirastimulant
Lycorine found in Stem
Secretogogue
Galanthamine found in Plant
Sedative
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzyl-alcohol found in Flower (360 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower
Galanthamine found in Plant
Lycorine found in Stem
Sialogogue
Lycorine found in Stem
Tachycardic
Lycorine found in Stem
Termiticide
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Eugenol found in Flower
Transdermal
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Eugenol found in Flower
Trichomonistat
Eugenol found in Flower
Trypsin-Enhancer
Eugenol found in Flower
Tumorigenic
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (1115 ppm)
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Ulcerogenic
Eugenol found in Flower
Uricosuric
Benzoic-acid found in Flower
Varroacide
Benzyl-acetate found in Flower (1115 ppm)
Eugenol found in Flower
Vasodilator
Eugenol found in Flower
Isorhamnetin found in Flower
Vermifuge
Eugenol found in Flower
Vulnerary
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (190 ppm)
Benzoic-acid found in Flower

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
3-o-maritidine Plant
6alpha-hydroxy-3-o-methyl-epimaritidine Plant
6beta-hydroxy-3-o-methyl-epimaritidine Plant
Alkaloids Leaf 2,300
Alpha-phenylpropyl-acetate Flower 35 75
Alpha-phenylpropyl-alcohol Flower 70 150
Alpha-terpineol Flower 90 190
Benzaldehyde Flower
Benzoic-acid Flower
Benzyl-acetate Flower 520 1,115
Benzyl-alcohol Flower 165 360
Cineole Flower 80 175
Cinnamyl-alcohol Flower
Demethylhomolycorine Bulb
Eo Flower 2,100 4,500
Epigalanthamine Plant
Eugenol Flower
Fiancine Plant
Galanthamine Plant
Galanthine Plant
Haemanthamine Plant
Heptyl-alcohol Flower 5 10
Hippeastrine Plant
Homolycorine Plant
Indol Flower 30 65
Isorhamnetin Flower
Linalol Flower 525 1,125
Lycoramine Bulb
Lycoranolidine Bulb
Lycoranoline Bulb
Lycorenine Bulb
Lycorine Stem
Maritidine Plant
Maritidine-o-lycoramine Plant
Narciclasine Bulb 66
Narcissidine Plant
Narcissin Flower
Narcitine Plant
Nartazine Plant
Narzettine Plant
Nonanal Flower 1
O-methylmaritidine Plant
Pancratine Plant
Phenyl-ethyl-alcohol Flower 2 5
Phenylethyl-acetate Flower 10 20
Pluviine Bulb
Pretazettine Stem
Pseudolycorine Stem
Suisemine Plant
Tazettine Plant
Undecalactone Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]