Syringa vulgaris Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
common lilac lilac

Syringa vulgaris is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae, native to the Balkan Peninsula, where it grows on rocky hills. This species is widely cultivated as an ornamental and has been naturalized in other parts of Europe as well as much of North America. It is not regarded as an aggressive species, found in the wild in widely scattered sites, usually in the vicinity of past or present human habitations.

Syringa vulgaris

Medical use

Economic importance of Syringa vulgaris

Environmental boundary/barier/suport ornamental
Gene sources ornamental features
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Romania

Biological activities

5-HT-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Plant
ACE-Inhibitor
Syringin found in Leaf
Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Adaptogenic
Syringin found in Leaf
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Acetoside found in Flower
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Allergenic
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Farnesol found in Leaf
Mannitol found in Plant
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Anesthetic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Mannitol found in Plant
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
AntiCVI
Rutin found in Plant
AntiEBV
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
AntiHIV
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
AntiTGF-beta
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Antiadenomic
Farnesol found in Leaf
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Elemicin found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiapoplectic
Rutin found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiatherogenic
Rutin found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Antibacterial
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Beta-phenylethanol found in Flower
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Anticancer
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Anticapillary-Fragility
Rutin found in Plant
Anticarcinomic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Anticariogenic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Anticholestatic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Anticlastogen
Rutin found in Plant
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Anticomplement
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Anticomplementary
Syringin found in Leaf
Anticonvulsant
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Elemicin found in Flower
Antidermatitic
Rutin found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antierythemic
Rutin found in Plant
Antiescherichic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Elemicin found in Flower
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Antifibrosarcomic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antihematuric
Rutin found in Plant
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antihemorrhoidal
Rutin found in Plant
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Elemicin found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antihyperlipidemic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antileishmanic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antileukemic
Farnesol found in Leaf
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antimalarial
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Farnesol found in Leaf
Rutin found in Plant
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Anisaldehyde found in Flower
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Mannitol found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antinephritic
Mannitol found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Rutin found in Plant
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antipeptic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiplasmodial
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiplatelet
Rutin found in Plant
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Rutin found in Plant
Antiproliferative
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiprotozoal
Rutin found in Plant
Antipurpuric
Rutin found in Plant
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Syringin found in Leaf
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antiseptic
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Cresol found in Flower
Hexanol found in Leaf
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Antiserotonic
Elemicin found in Flower
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Farnesol found in Leaf
Mannitol found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Elemicin found in Flower
Syringin found in Leaf
Antisunburn
Rutin found in Plant
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Antithrombogenic
Rutin found in Plant
Antithromboxane
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antithyroid
Rutin found in Plant
Antitrypanosomic
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antitumor-Promoter
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antitumor
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Antivaricose
Rutin found in Plant
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Farnesol found in Leaf
Rutin found in Plant
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
CNS-Depressant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
COX-2-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Candidicide
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Capillariprotective
Rutin found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Cardiotonic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Catabolic
Rutin found in Plant
Chemopreventive
Rutin found in Plant
Choleretic
Syringopicroside found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Cytoprotective
Rutin found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
DNA-Active
Sinapylalcohol found in Leaf
DNA-Binder
Elemicin found in Flower
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Mannitol found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Elastase-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Emetic
Mannitol found in Plant
Expectorant
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
FLavor
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Beta-phenylethanol found in Flower
Farnesol found in Leaf
Hexanol found in Leaf
Hydroquinone-dimethyl-ether found in Flower
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Flatugenic
Mannitol found in Plant
Fungicide
Anisaldehyde found in Flower
Elemicin found in Flower
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Fungistat
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Hallucinogenic
Elemicin found in Flower
Hemolytic
Cresol found in Flower
Hemostat
Rutin found in Plant
Hepatomagenic
Rutin found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Herbicide
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Elemicin found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Syringin found in Leaf
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Syringin found in Leaf
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Anisaldehyde found in Flower
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Elemicin found in Flower
Ocimene found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Insectifuge
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Elemicin found in Flower
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Irritant
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Cresol found in Flower
Juvabional
Farnesol found in Leaf
Rutin found in Plant
Larvicide
Elemicin found in Flower
Larvistat
Rutin found in Plant
Laxative
Mannitol found in Plant
Leucocytogenic
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Motor-Depressant
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Beta-phenylethanol found in Flower
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Mutagenic
Rutin found in Plant
Myoprotective
Rutin found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Narcotic
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Nematicide
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Farnesol found in Leaf
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Nephrotoxic
Mannitol found in Plant
Neurotoxic
Elemicin found in Flower
Neurotropic
Syringin found in Leaf
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Oviposition-Stimulant
Rutin found in Plant
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
PAF-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Plant
Parasiticide
Cresol found in Flower
Perfumery
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Beta-phenylethanol found in Flower
Farnesol found in Leaf
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Ocimene found in Flower
Pesticide
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Anisaldehyde found in Flower
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Cresol found in Flower
Elemicin found in Flower
Farnesol found in Leaf
Hexanol found in Leaf
Mannitol found in Plant
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Pheromonal
Farnesol found in Leaf
Piscicide
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Potassium-Sparing
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Protease-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Protisticide
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Radioprotective
Rutin found in Plant
Schistosomicide
Elemicin found in Flower
Sedative
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Beta-phenylethanol found in Flower
Farnesol found in Leaf
Methyl-eugenol found in Flower
Sodium-Sparing
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Spasmogenic
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Sunscreen
Rutin found in Plant
Sweetener
Mannitol found in Plant
TOPO-2-Inhibitor
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Termiticide
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Tonic
Syringin found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Plant
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Transdermal
Alpha-pinene found in Flower
Trichomonicide
Farnesol found in Leaf
Trypanocide
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Anisaldehyde found in Flower
Benzaldehyde found in Flower
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
Rutin found in Plant
Vasopressor
Rutin found in Plant
Ursolic-acid found in Leaf
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1315 ppm)
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
3-hexenol Flower
3-hexenyl-acetate Flower
Acetoside Flower
Alpha-pinene Flower
Anisaldehyde Flower
Ascorbic-acid Leaf 1,315
Benzaldehyde Flower
Beta-phenylethanol Flower
Cresol Flower
Cresyl-acetate Flower
Deocysyringoxide Plant
Elemicin Flower
Eo Flower 2,400 3,600
Farnesol Leaf
Hexanol Leaf
Hexenol Leaf
Hydroquinone-dimethyl-ether Flower
Hydroxyneuzhiside Plant
Indol Flower
Jasmidine Plant
Jasminidine Plant
Jasmininine Plant
Ligustrolide Plant
Linalol Flower
Mannitol Plant
Methyl-benzyl-ether Flower
Methyl-eugenol Flower
Neoacetoside Flower
Neuzhiside Plant
Ocimene Flower
Oeuropein Plant
Rutin Plant
Sedoheptulose Leaf
Sinapylalcohol Leaf
Syringenone Plant
Syringin Leaf
Syringopicrin Leaf
Syringopicroside Plant
Syringoxside Plant
Ursolic-acid Leaf
Veratrol Leaf
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]