Styrax tonkinensis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Lao benzointree Siam benzoin Siam benzointree
Styrax tonkinensis

Medical use

Economic importance of Styrax tonkinensis

Food additives flavoring
Human food gum/mucilage
Materials esential oils gum/resin
Medicines folklore
Social religious/secular

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Fujian , Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou , Hunan , Jiangxi , Yunnan , Zhejiang
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam

Biological activities

Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Allelochemic
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Allergenic
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Coniferyl-benzoate found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (800000 ppm)
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Anesthetic
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antianemic
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antibacterial
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Anticancer
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antidrepanocytic
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antiescherichic
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antilactobacillic
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antilisteria
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antiotitic
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Antioxidant
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antipolio
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antipyretic
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Antiradicular
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Antiseptic
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Antisickling
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antitumor
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antiviral
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Antiyeast
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Bacteristat
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Candidicide
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Choleretic
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Expectorant
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
FLavor
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Cinnamyl-cinnamate found in Plant
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Fungicide
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Herbicide
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Insectifuge
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Irritant
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Laxative
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Perfumery
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Pesticide
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Vanillin found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (3000 ppm)
Phytoalexin
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Uricosuric
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)
Vermifuge
Cinnamic-acid found in Plant (1 ppm)
Vulnerary
Benzoic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap (200000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Benzoic-acid Resin, Exudate, Sap 110,000 200,000
Cinnamic-acid Plant 0 1
Cinnamyl-benzoate Essential Oil 23,000
Cinnamyl-cinnamate Plant
Coniferyl-benzoate Resin, Exudate, Sap 600,000 800,000
D-siaresinolic-acid Resin, Exudate, Sap
Resin Gum 700,000 800,000
Vanillin Resin, Exudate, Sap 3,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]