Stephania japonica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
ivyweed snakevine tapevine

Stephania japonica, known in Australia as the Snake Vine, is a common scrambler often seen in sheltered areas near the sea.

Stephania japonica

Medical use

Economic importance of Stephania japonica

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Laos; Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Celebes, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas; Malaysia; New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Native
    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales , Northern Territory , Queensland
  • PACIFIC
    Native
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia - Society Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia; Samoa; Tonga

Biological activities

Analgesic
Cycleanine found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Cycleanine found in Plant
Isotrilobine found in Plant
Antialopecic
Cycleanine found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Cycleanine found in Plant
Anticarcinomic
D-tetrandrine found in Leaf
Antidandruff
Cycleanine found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Cycleanine found in Plant
Isotrilobine found in Plant
Antileishmanic
Cycleanine found in Plant
Antimalarial
Isochondrodendrine found in Leaf
Obamegine found in Plant
Antiplasmodial
Isochondrodendrine found in Leaf
Antipyretic
Cycleanine found in Plant
Antiseptic
Aknadicine found in Plant
Antisilicotic
Cycleanine found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Aknadine found in Plant
Antitumor
Cycleanine found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Cycleanine found in Plant
Epistephanine found in Stem
Dopamine-Receptor-Inhibitor
Cycleanine found in Plant
Ganglionic-Blocker
Cycleanine found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Cycleanine found in Plant
Hypotensive
Cycleanine found in Plant
Obamegine found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Cycleanine found in Plant
Pesticide
Aknadicine found in Plant
Obamegine found in Plant
Protisticide
Cycleanine found in Plant
Obamegine found in Plant
Uterosedative
Aknadine found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]