Pycnanthemum albescens Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
white-leaf mountain-mint
Pycnanthemum albescens

Medical use

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas , Missouri, Oklahoma
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama , Arkansas, Florida , Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
AChE-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Acaricide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Allelopathic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Allergenic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Analgesic
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Anesthetic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Anthelmintic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antiacetylcholinesterase
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Isomenthone found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Antiallergic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Trans-carveol found in Shoot (3753 ppm)
Antibacillary
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Antibacterial
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Sabinene found in Shoot (540 ppm)
Antibronchitic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Anticancer
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Anticariogenic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Anticatarrh
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Anticholinesterase
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Antiescherichic
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Antiesophagitic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Antifatigue
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Antihalitosic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antihelicobacter
Sabinene found in Shoot (540 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Antilaryngitic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antilisteria
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Antilithic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Antinociceptive
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antiobesity
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Antioxidant
Isomenthone found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antipharyngitic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antiplaque
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Antiproliferative
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Antipyretic
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Antiradicular
Isomenthone found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antirheumatic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antirhinitic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Antiseptic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Sabinene found in Shoot (540 ppm)
Antisinusitic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antispasmodic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Antitumor
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Antitussive
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Antiulcer
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Sabinene found in Shoot (540 ppm)
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Apoptotic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Avifuge
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Bronchoprotectant
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Candidicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Candidistat
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Carcinogenic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Carminative
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Cerebrotoxic
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Choleretic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Cholesterolytic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Cicatrizant
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Convulsant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Counterirritant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Culicide
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Decongestant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Degranulant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Dentifrice
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Detoxicant
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Edemagenic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Encephalopathic
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Enterocontractant
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Expectorant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
FLavor
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Fungicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Fungiphilic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Fungistat
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
GST-Inducer
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Gastroprotective
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Glutathionalytic
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Hallucinogenic
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Hepatotonic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Herbicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Histaminic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Hypotensive
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Inflammatory
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Insectifuge
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Irritant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Larvicide
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Lipolytic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Mosquitofuge
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Motor-Depressant
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Mutagenic
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Myorelaxant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
NO-Genic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Nematicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Nephrotoxic
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Neurotoxic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Ozone-Scavenger
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
P450-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Pediculicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Perfume
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Perfumery
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Sabinene found in Shoot (540 ppm)
Peristaltic
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Pesticide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Photosensitizer
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Psychoactive
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulifuge
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Pulmonotoxic
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Rubefacient
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Secretogogue
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Sedative
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Pulegone found in Shoot (14283 ppm)
Spasmogenic
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Surfactant
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Termiticide
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Testosterone-Hydroxylase-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Transdermal
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Shoot (54 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)
Limonene found in Shoot (5697 ppm)
Trichomonicide
1,8-cineole found in Shoot (270 ppm)
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Menthone found in Shoot (2295 ppm)
Vermicide
Carvone found in Shoot (14310 ppm)
Vulnerary
Alpha-terpineol found in Shoot (162 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1,8-cineole Shoot 80 270
8-acetoxycarvotanacetone Shoot 24 81
Alpha-pinene Shoot 16 54
Alpha-terpineol Shoot 48 162
Alpha-terpineyl-acetate Shoot 2,264 7,641
Beta-bourbonene Shoot 16 54
Beta-copaene Shoot
Carvone Shoot 128 14,310
Cis-carveol Shoot 496 1,674
Cis-dihydrocarvone Shoot 8 27
Isomenthone Shoot 80 270
Ledene Shoot 8 27
Limonene Shoot 1,688 5,697
Linalol Shoot 32 108
Menthone Shoot 680 2,295
Pulegone Shoot 24 14,283
Sabinene Shoot 160 540
Trans-carveol Shoot 1,112 3,753
Trans-dihydrocarvone Shoot 88 297
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]