Spigelia marilandica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Indian-pink pinkroot spigelia

Spigelia marilandica is a perennial wildflower in the Loganiaceae family that is used as ornamental plant. It flowers in June and tends to be found low moist woods, ravines, or streambanks in partial or full shade. It will grow 1 to 2 feet high with a spread of 0.5 to 1.5 feet.

Spigelia marilandica

Medical use

Economic importance of Spigelia marilandica

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Missouri, Oklahoma
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Biological activities

Anthelmintic
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AntiHIV
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Antibacterial
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Anticancer
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Anticariogenic
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Anticoronary
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Antidiarrheic
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Antidysenteric
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Antihepatotoxic
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Antihypertensive
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Antilipolytic
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Antimutagenic
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Antinephritic
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Antinitrosaminic
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Antiophidic
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Antioxidant
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Antiradicular
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Antirenitic
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Antitumor-Promoter
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Antitumor
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Antiulcer
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Antiviral
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Cancer-Preventive
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Carcinogenic
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Chelator
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Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
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Demulcent
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Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
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Hepatoprotective
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Hypocholesterolemic
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Immunosuppressant
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Laxative
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Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
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MAO-Inhibitor
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Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
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Pesticide
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Psychotropic
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Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Lignin Plant
Mucilage Plant
Myricin Plant
Spigeleine Plant
Spigeline Plant
Tannin Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]