Ophiopogon japonicus Health effects and herbal facts

Ophiopogon japonicus is a species of Ophiopogon native to China, Vietnam, India, and Japan.

Ophiopogon japonicus

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Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Aggregant
Sucrose found in Tuber
Analgesic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Octacosanol found in Plant
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Anorexic
Arsenic found in Tuber (0.05 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Tuber (340 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antianemic
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Iron found in Tuber (340 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Anticanker
Iron found in Tuber (340 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Anticapillary-Fragility
Ruscogenin found in Tuber
Anticataract
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Tuber (340 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antifatigue
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antihangover
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antihemorrhoidal
Ruscogenin found in Tuber
Antihepatotoxic
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Antihiccup
Sucrose found in Tuber
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Ruscogenin found in Tuber
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Tuber (340 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Antiophthalmic
Sucrose found in Tuber
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Sucrose found in Tuber
Antiparkinsonian
Octacosanol found in Plant
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Ruscogenin found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antisecretory
D-glucose found in Tuber
Antiseptic
Ruscogenin found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antitumor
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Antivaricose
Ruscogenin found in Tuber
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Octacosanol found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Astringent
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Atherogenic
Sucrose found in Tuber
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Mucilage found in Tuber
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Collagenic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Collyrium
Sucrose found in Tuber
Contraceptive
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Demulcent
Mucilage found in Tuber
Sucrose found in Tuber
Deodorant
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Flatugenic
Sucrose found in Tuber
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Hypercholesterolemic
Sucrose found in Tuber
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Tuber (273 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Mucilage found in Tuber
Octacosanol found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Manganese found in Tuber (27 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Octacosanol found in Plant
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Ovulant
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Pesticide
Arsenic found in Tuber (0.05 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Ruscogenin found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Preservative
Sucrose found in Tuber
Prooxidant
Iron found in Tuber (340 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Sedative
Stigmasterol found in Tuber
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Stimulant
Octacosanol found in Plant
Sweetener
Sucrose found in Tuber
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)
Triglycerigenic
Sucrose found in Tuber
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Uricogenic
Sucrose found in Tuber
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Vasoconstrictor
Ruscogenin found in Tuber
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Tuber (3450 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (410 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (10600 ppm)
Vulnerary
Sucrose found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (16 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Arsenic Tuber 0.05
Beta-sitosterol Tuber
Beta-sitosterol-beta-d-glucoside Tuber
Calcium Tuber 870 3,450
Copper Tuber 3 4
D-fructose Tuber
D-glucose Tuber
Desmethylophiopogonone-b Tuber
Dotriacontanol Plant
Iron Tuber 70 340
Isoophiopogonone-a Tuber
Kaempferol-3-glucosylgalactoside Tuber
Magnesium Tuber 390 410
Manganese Tuber 5 27
Methylophiopogonanone-a Tuber
Methylophiopogonanone-b Tuber
Methylophiopogonone-a Tuber
Methylophiopogonone-b Tuber
Mucilage Tuber
Octacosanol Plant
Oligosaccharide-a Tuber
Oligosaccharide-b Tuber
Oligosaccharide-c Tuber
Ophiopogon-a Tuber
Ophiopogon-b Tuber
Tuber
Ophiopogon-c Tuber
Tuber
Ophiopogon-d Tuber
Tuber
Ophiopogonanone-a Tuber
Ophiopogonin-a Root
Ophiopogonin-b Root
Ophiopogonin-c Root
Root
Ophiopogonin-d Root
Root
Ophiopogonone-a Tuber
Ophiopogonone-b Tuber
Potassium Tuber 8,580 10,600
Rhamnose Tuber
Ruscogenin Tuber
Sodium Tuber 113 273
Stigmasterol Tuber
Sucrose Tuber
Triacontanol Plant
Zinc Tuber 7 16
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]