Stephania tetrandra Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
stephania-root

Stephania tetrandra is a herbaceous perennial vine of the Menispermaceae family. It grows from a short, woody caudex, climbing to a height of around four meters. The leaves are arranged spirally on the stem, and are peltate, i.e. with the leaf petiole attached near the centre of the leaf. Its root is used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Stephania tetrandra

Medical use

Economic importance of Stephania tetrandra

Medicines source of tetrandine

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Fangchinoline found in Wood
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Analgesic
Fangchinoline found in Wood
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antiaggregant
Fangchinoline found in Wood
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antialopecic
Isotetrandrine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antianginal
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antiarrhythmic
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Anticarcinomic
Isotetrandrine found in Plant
Antidandruff
Isotetrandrine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antihistaminic
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antiinflammatory
Isotetrandrine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antiischemic
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antimalarial
Isotetrandrine found in Plant
Antimitotic
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antioxidant
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antiphagocytotic
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antiplasmodial
Isotetrandrine found in Plant
Antipyretic
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antiseptic
Fangchinoline found in Wood
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antisilicotic
Fangchinoline found in Wood
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Antitubercular
Isotetrandrine found in Plant
Bradycardic
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Calcium-Antagonist
Fangchinoline found in Wood
Isotetrandrine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Circulatory-Stimulant
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Cytotoxic
Fangchinoline found in Wood
Hepatotoxic
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Hypotensive
Isotetrandrine found in Plant
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Immunosuppressant
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Membranomodulator
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Mutagenic
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Myorelaxant
Tetrandrine found in Wood
Pesticide
Fangchinoline found in Wood
Isotetrandrine found in Plant
Vasodilator
Tetrandrine found in Wood

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Cyclanoline Root
Dimethyltetrandrine Plant
Fangchinoline Wood
Handfangchins Plant
Isotetrandrine Plant
Menisidine Plant
Menisine Plant
Stearic-acid-glycerides Seed
Tetrandrine Wood
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]