Veratrum album Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
European white-hellebore white false hellebore white veratrum white-hellebore

Veratrum album, commonly known as false helleborine, white hellebore, European white hellebore, white veratrum; syn. Veratrum lobelianum Bernh, is a poisonous medicinal plant of the Liliaceae or Melanthiaceae. It is native to Europe and parts of western Asia.

Veratrum album

Medical use

Economic importance of Veratrum album

Environmental ornamental
Medicines source of protoveratrines A & B
Non-vertebrate poisons plant pest control
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Turkey
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Buryatia, Chita, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen, Yakutia-Sakha
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Magadan
    • China: China - Xinjiang
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: Finland ; Norway
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland ; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Belarus; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

Biological activities

Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Acidulant
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Aggregant
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antialcoholic
Fructose found in Root
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antibacterial
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Anticholinesterase
Solanidine found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Fructose found in Root
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Glucose found in Rhizome
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Solanidine found in Plant
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antihangover
Fructose found in Root
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Antihiccup
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antihypertensive
Veratramine found in Root
Antiinflammatory
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antiketotic
Fructose found in Root
Glucose found in Rhizome
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antinauseant
Fructose found in Root
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antiophthalmic
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Antiotitic
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antisalmonella
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Antivaginitic
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Rhizome
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Antiwart
Chelidonic-acid found in Rhizome
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Arrhythmigenic
Germine found in Plant
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Atherogenic
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Cardiactive
Germine found in Plant
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Collyrium
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Demulcent
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Expectorant
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Flatugenic
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Fungicide
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Rubijervine found in Root
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Hypercholesterolemic
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Rhizome
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Hypotensive
Germine found in Plant
Insecticide
Jervine found in Root
Irritant
Chelidonic-acid found in Rhizome
Keratitigenic
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Laxative
Fructose found in Root
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Rhizome
Mucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Neoplastic
Fructose found in Root
Osteolytic
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Perfumery
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Pesticide
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Jervine found in Root
Rubijervine found in Root
Solanidine found in Plant
Preservative
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Protisticide
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Spermicide
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Sweetener
Fructose found in Root
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Teratogenic
Solanidine found in Plant
Toxic
Solanidine found in Plant
Triglycerigenic
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Ulcerogenic
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Beta-sitosterol found in Rhizome
Uricogenic
Sucrose found in Rhizome
Verrucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Rhizome
Vulnerary
Sucrose found in Rhizome

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
11-deoxojervine Rhizome
20-(2-methyl-1-pyrrolin-5-oyl)-4-pregnen-3-one Plant
Acetic-acid Rhizome
Alkaloids Plant 13,000
Rhizome 10,000
Alkamine-a Rhizome
Alkamine-x Rhizome
Angeloyl-zygadenilic-acid-lactone Rhizome
Angeloyl-zygadenine Plant
Beta-sitosterol Rhizome
Ceralobine Plant
Chelidonic-acid Rhizome
Deacetylgermitetrine Plant
Deacetylneoprotoveratrine Plant
Deacetylprotoveratrine Plant
Fructose Root
Geralbine Root
Germerine Rhizome
Germine Plant
Germitetrine Rhizome
Glucose Rhizome
Glucoveracintine Plant
Isogermine Plant
Isorubijervine Root
Jervine Root
Loveraine Rhizome
Protoveratridine Plant
Protoveratrine-a Plant
Protoveratrine-b Plant
Pseudojervine Root
Pseudojervoine Rhizome
Psi-jervine Plant
Resin Rhizome 250,000
Rhamnoveracintine Plant
Rubijervine Root
Rubiverine Rhizome
Solanidine Plant
Sucrose Rhizome
Synaine Rhizome
Veracine Rhizome
Veracintine Plant
Veradiol Rhizome
Veralbidine Rhizome
Veralinine Root
Veralkaline Root
Veralobine Plant
Veralosidine Plant
Veralosine Plant
Veralosinine Plant
Veramarine Plant
Veramerine Plant
Veramine Root
Veraminine Root
Verareine Root
Verarine Root
Verasine Root
Veratetrine Plant
Veratramine Root
Veratridine Plant
Veratrobasine Rhizome
Veratroylzygadenine Root
Verazine Plant
Verine Rhizome
Zygadenilic-acid-delta-lactone Root
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]