Platanus occidentalis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
American plane American planetree American sycamore buttonball buttontree buttonwood eastern sycamore sycamore

Platanus occidentalis, also known as American sycamore, American planetree, occidental plane, and buttonwood, is one of the species of Platanus native to North America. It is usually called sycamore in North America, a name which can refer to other types of tree in other parts of the world.

Platanus occidentalis

Medical use

Economic importance of Platanus occidentalis

Environmental shade/shelter
Materials fiber wod

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

Biological activities

Anthelmintic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
AntiHIV
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Antibacterial
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Anticancer
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Antiedemic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Antileukemic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Antimalarial
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Antitumor
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Antiviral
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Apoptotic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Bark (17500 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulinic-acid Bark 17,500
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]