Telosma cordata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Chinese-violet fragrant telosma

Telosma cordata is a species of flowering plant native to China, with a Chinese name 夜香花. It is cultivated elsewhere and may occur wild as an introduced species. The plant bears clusters of golden yellow blooms along the vining stems during summer months. Individual blooms emerge successively over a period of weeks emitting a rich, heavy fragrance during the day and night.

Telosma cordata

Medical use

Economic importance of Telosma cordata

Environmental ornamental
Materials esential oils

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Guangdong, Guangxi
    Cultivated
    • China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines
    Cultivated
    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java; Malaysia

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Acaricide
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Acidulant
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Addictive
Acetaldehyde found in Flower (1026 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Allelopathic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Allergenic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Geranyl-acetate found in Flower (93 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Anesthetic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Anhydrotic
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Anthelmintic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Antiacetylcholinesterase
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antiallergic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Antibacterial
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Neral found in Flower (71 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower (211 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antibronchitic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Anticancer
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Anticariogenic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Anticatarrh
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Anticholinesterase
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antifatigue
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Antihalitosic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Antihelicobacter
Nerol found in Flower (211 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Antilaryngitic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Antinociceptive
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Antiotitic
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Antioxidant
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antipharyngitic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Antiplaque
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Antipruritic
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Antirheumatic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Antirhinitic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Antiseptic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower (211 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antisinusitic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Antispasmodic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Ethyl-acetate found in Flower (1600 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Neral found in Flower (71 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Antistreptococcic
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Antitubercular
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Antitumor
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Antitussive
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antiulcer
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower (211 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Antivaginitic
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Artemicide
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Ascaricide
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Bacteriostatic
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Ethyl-acetate found in Flower (1600 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Candidicide
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Carcinogenic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Carminative
Ethyl-acetate found in Flower (1600 ppm)
Choleretic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Cicatrizant
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Convulsant
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Counterirritant
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Decongestant
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Degranulant
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Dentifrice
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Diuretic
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Edemagenic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Embryotoxic
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Emetic
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Estrogenic
Nerol found in Flower (211 ppm)
Expectorant
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
FLavor
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Benzophenone found in Flower (56 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Ethyl-acetate found in Flower (1600 ppm)
Ethyl-formate found in Flower (611 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Geranyl-acetate found in Flower (93 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower (211 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Fungicide
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Acetaldehyde found in Flower (1026 ppm)
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Gastroprotective
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Hepatotonic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Herbicide
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Hypertensive
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Hypnotic
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Hypocalcemic
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Hypotensive
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Inflammatory
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Geranyl-linalol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Insectifuge
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Cis-hex-3-en-1-ol found in Flower (62 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Geranyl-acetate found in Flower (93 ppm)
Geranyl-linalol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Irritant
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Keratitigenic
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Mosquitofuge
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Motor-Depressant
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Mucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Mucotropic
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Mycobactericide
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Myorelaxant
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Nematicide
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Neurolytic
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Neurotoxic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Osteolytic
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
P450-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Pediculicide
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Perfume
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Perfumery
Acetaldehyde found in Flower (1026 ppm)
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Geranyl-acetate found in Flower (93 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower (211 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Pesticide
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Acetaldehyde found in Flower (1026 ppm)
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Cis-hex-3-en-1-ol found in Flower (62 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Geranyl-linalol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Neral found in Flower (71 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower (211 ppm)
Nerolidol found in Flower (87 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Protisticide
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Renoirritant
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Respiraparalytic
Acetaldehyde found in Flower (1026 ppm)
Respirotoxic
Ethyl-acetate found in Flower (1600 ppm)
Rubefacient
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Scabicide
Benzyl-benzoate found in Flower (47 ppm)
Sclerosant
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Secretogogue
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Sedative
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Geranyl-acetate found in Flower (93 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower (211 ppm)
Spasmogenic
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Spermicide
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)
Stimulant
Ethyl-acetate found in Flower (1600 ppm)
Surfactant
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Teratogenic
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Termiticide
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Neral found in Flower (71 ppm)
Testosterone-Hydroxylase-Inducer
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Transdermal
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Flower (31 ppm)
Tremorilytic
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Trichomonicide
1,8-cineole found in Flower (893 ppm)
Geraniol found in Flower (4439 ppm)
Nerol found in Flower (211 ppm)
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Acetaldehyde found in Flower (1026 ppm)
Ulcerogenic
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Ethanol found in Flower (3283 ppm)
Verrucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Flower (2610 ppm)
Vulnerary
Alpha-terpineol found in Flower (825 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Flower (47 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1,8-cineole Flower 893
2,3-dehydro-1,8-cineole Flower 25
2-acetoxybutan-3-one Flower 124
2-methyl-hept-2-en-6-one Flower 109
Acetaldehyde Flower 1,026
Acetic-acid Flower 2,610
Acetoin Flower 3,708
Alpha-pinene Flower 31
Alpha-terpineol Flower 825
Benzophenone Flower 56
Benzyl-benzoate Flower 47
Beta-ionoe Flower 4,507
Beta-pinene Flower 31
C23h48 Flower 78
C25h52 Flower 16
Cis,cis-farnesol Flower 25
Cis-beta-farnesene Flower 25
Cis-hex-3-en-1-ol Flower 62
Cis-linalol-oxide (furanoid) Flower 298
Cis-theaspirane Flower 353
Cis-trans-farnesol Flower 657
Dihydro-beta-ionol Flower 78
Dihydro-beta-ionone Flower 964
Ethanol Flower 3,283
Ethyl-acetate Flower 1,600
Ethyl-formate Flower 611
Farnesyl-acetate Flower 71
Farnesyl-acetone Flower 62
Gamma-terpineol Flower 71
Geranic-acid Flower 40
Geraniol Flower 4,439
Geranyl-acetate Flower 93
Geranyl-linalol Flower 47
Isopropanol Flower 1,246
N-hexanal Flower 353
N-hexanol Flower 47
N-nonanol Flower 707
Neral Flower 71
Nerol Flower 211
Nerolidol Flower 87
Terpinen-4-ol Flower 47
Trans-linalol-oxide (furanoid) Flower 78
Trans-theaspirane Flower 102
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]