Paris quadrifolia Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
herb-Paris

Paris quadrifolia is a species of the genus Paris in the family Melanthiaceae, although authorities formerly regarded it as part of the Liliaceae family. It is related to Trillium, with which it can be confused. Trillium, however, is generally 3-merous, whereas Paris is 4-merous.

Paris quadrifolia

Medical use

Economic importance of Paris quadrifolia

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Caucasus: Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Belarus; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

Biological activities

Allergenic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Alpha-Amylase-Inhibitor
Citric-acid found in Plant
Analgesic
Ecdysterone found in Plant
Antiaphthic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Antiatheromic
Pectin found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Antibacterial
Citric-acid found in Plant
Pectin found in Plant
Anticalculic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Anticoagulant
Citric-acid found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Pectin found in Plant
Antidiarrheic
Pectin found in Plant
Antienteritic
Pectin found in Plant
Antifeedant
20-hydroxyecdysone found in Plant
Antigallstone
Pectin found in Plant
Antigastritic
Pectin found in Plant
Antigonadotrophic
20-hydroxyecdysone found in Plant
Antileishmanic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Antilithic
Pectin found in Plant
Antimetastatic
Pectin found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Pectin found in Plant
Antiobesity
Pectin found in Plant
Antiseborrheic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Antiseptic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Antitubercular
Citric-acid found in Plant
Antitumor
Citric-acid found in Plant
Antitussive
Pectin found in Plant
Antiulcer
Pectin found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Pectin found in Plant
Chemopreventive
Pectin found in Plant
Demulcent
Pectin found in Plant
Disinfectant
Citric-acid found in Plant
FLavor
Citric-acid found in Plant
Fungicide
Pectin found in Plant
Hemostat
Citric-acid found in Plant
Pectin found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Pectin found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Pectin found in Plant
Irritant
Citric-acid found in Plant
Juvabional
20-hydroxyecdysone found in Plant
Ecdysterone found in Plant
Litholytic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Mycobactericide
Citric-acid found in Plant
Odontolytic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Peristaltic
Pectin found in Plant
Pesticide
20-hydroxyecdysone found in Plant
Ecdysterone found in Plant
Pectin found in Plant
Proteinogenic
Ecdysterone found in Plant
Refrigerant
Citric-acid found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1-dehydrotrillenogenin Plant
20-hydroxyecdysone Plant
Citric-acid Plant
Ecdysterone Plant
L-asparagine Plant
Paridin Plant
Paridol Plant
Paristyphnin Plant
Pectin Plant
Pennogenin Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]