Urginea indica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Indian-squill white-squill
Urginea indica

Medical use

Economic importance of Urginea indica

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Djibouti; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Guinea; Mali; Mauritania; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • Southern Africa: Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Myanmar

Biological activities

Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Tuber
AntiUTI
Mannose found in Tuber
Antiadhesive
Mannose found in Tuber
Anticarcinomic
Scillarenin found in Tuber
Anticystitic
Mannose found in Tuber
Antidiabetic
Xylose found in Tuber
Antiedemic
Glucose found in Tuber
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Tuber
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Tuber
Antiprostatotic
Phytosterols found in Tuber
Antirhinoviral
Scillarenin found in Tuber
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Tuber
Antiviral
Scillarenin found in Tuber
Cancer-Preventive
Mucilage found in Tuber (510000 ppm)
Cardiac
Scilliglaucoside found in Tuber
Cardiotonic
Scillarenin found in Tuber
Demulcent
Mucilage found in Tuber (510000 ppm)
Diagnostic
Xylose found in Tuber
Dye
Xylose found in Tuber
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Tuber
Hypocholesterolemic
Mucilage found in Tuber (510000 ppm)
Phytosterols found in Tuber
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Tuber
Pesticide
Scillarenin found in Tuber

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Chemicals detected

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