Smilax china Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Chinaroot Chinese smilax

Smilax china is a plant species in the genus Smilax. It is native to China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Assam. Kaempferol 7-O-glucoside, a flavonol glucoside, can be found in S. china.

Smilax china

Medical use

Economic importance of Smilax china

Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Plant
5-HT-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Leaf
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Leaf
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Leaf
Allelochemic
Rutin found in Leaf
Allergenic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Root
AntiCVI
Rutin found in Leaf
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Root
Antiaggregant
Rutin found in Leaf
Antiallergic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antialopecic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Antiandrogenic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Antiapoplectic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antiatherogenic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antiatherosclerotic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antibacterial
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Anticancer
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Anticapillary-Fragility
Rutin found in Leaf
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Root
Anticataract
Rutin found in Leaf
Anticlastogen
Rutin found in Leaf
Anticonvulsant
Rutin found in Leaf
Antidementia
Rutin found in Leaf
Antidiabetic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Root
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Root
Antiedemic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antierythemic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antifatigue
Diosgenin found in Root
Antifeedant
Rutin found in Leaf
Antiglaucomic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antihematuric
Rutin found in Leaf
Antihemorrhoidal
Rutin found in Leaf
Antihepatotoxic
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Antiherpetic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antihistaminic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antihypertensive
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Antiinflammatory
Diosgenin found in Root
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Rutin found in Leaf
Antileukotriene-D4
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Root
Antimalarial
Rutin found in Leaf
Antimelanomic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antimetastatic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antimutagenic
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Antinephritic
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Antinociceptive
Rutin found in Leaf
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Root
Antioxidant
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Antiperoxidant
Rutin found in Leaf
Antiplatelet
Rutin found in Leaf
Antiproliferant
Rutin found in Leaf
Antiprotozoal
Rutin found in Leaf
Antipurpuric
Rutin found in Leaf
Antiradicular
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Root
Antispasmodic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antistress
Diosgenin found in Root
Antisunburn
Rutin found in Leaf
Antithrombogenic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antithyroid
Rutin found in Leaf
Antitrypanosomic
Rutin found in Leaf
Antitumor-Promoter
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Antitumor
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Antiulcer
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Antivaricose
Rutin found in Leaf
Antiviral
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Apoptotic
Rutin found in Leaf
Cancer-Preventive
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Capillariprotective
Rutin found in Leaf
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Root
Catabolic
Rutin found in Leaf
Chelator
Tannin found in Root
Chemopreventive
Rutin found in Leaf
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Root
Cytoprotective
Rutin found in Leaf
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Estrogenic
Diosgenin found in Root
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Root
Hemostat
Rutin found in Leaf
Hepatomagenic
Rutin found in Leaf
Hepatoprotective
Diosgenin found in Root
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Hypocholesterolemic
Diosgenin found in Root
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Rutin found in Leaf
Hypotensive
Rutin found in Leaf
Immunomodulator
Rutin found in Leaf
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Root
Insecticide
Rutin found in Leaf
Insectifuge
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Insectiphile
Rutin found in Leaf
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Juvabional
Rutin found in Leaf
Larvistat
Rutin found in Leaf
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Root
Mastogenic
Diosgenin found in Root
Mutagenic
Rutin found in Leaf
Myoprotective
Rutin found in Leaf
Myorelaxant
Rutin found in Leaf
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Root
Oviposition-Stimulant
Rutin found in Leaf
PAF-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Leaf
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Plant
Pesticide
Rutin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Root
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Root
Radioprotective
Rutin found in Leaf
Sunscreen
Rutin found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Leaf
Vasodilator
Rutin found in Leaf
Vasopressor
Rutin found in Leaf
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Root
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Cinchonin Root
Diosgenin Root
Fat Seed 111,000
Isoseryl-s-methylcysteamine-sulfoxide Root
Oleic-acid Plant
Resin Root
Rutin Leaf
Smilax-saponin-a Root
Smilax-saponin-b Root
Smilax-saponin-c Root
Tannin Root
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]