Ajuga chamaepitys Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
ground-pine yellow bugle yellow bugleweed

Ajuga chamaepitys is a species of flowering plant of the family Lamiaceae. Popularly known as Yellow bugle or Ground pine, the plant has many of the same characteristics and properties as Ajuga reptans. A. chamaepitys can be found in Europe, the Eastern part of the Mediterranean, and North Africa.

Ajuga chamaepitys

Medical use

Economic importance of Ajuga chamaepitys

Medicines folklore
Weed potential sed contaminant

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    • Middle Asia: Turkmenistan
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part ; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece ; Italy ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

Biological activities

Anabolic
Cyasterone found in Plant ;found in Plant (160 ppm)
Antigonadotrophic
Cyasterone found in Plant ;found in Plant (160 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-ecdysone found in Plant (37.5 ppm)
Juvabional
Ajugalactone found in Plant (42.5 ppm);found in Shoot
Cyasterone found in Plant ;found in Plant (160 ppm)
Lipolytic
Beta-ecdysone found in Plant (37.5 ppm)
Pesticide
Ajugalactone found in Plant (42.5 ppm);found in Shoot
Cyasterone found in Plant ;found in Plant (160 ppm)
Proteinogenic
Cyasterone found in Plant ;found in Plant (160 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
14-15-dihydro-ajugapitin Plant 15.2
14-hydro-15-hydroxy-ajugapitin Plant 267.5
15-ethoxy-14-hydro-ajugapitin Plant 15
Acetyl-harpagide Fruit
Shoot
Ajugalactone Plant 42.5
Shoot
Ajugapitin Plant 36.2
Beta-ecdysone Plant 37.5
Chamaepitin Plant 200
Cyasterone Plant
Plant 160
Makisterone a Plant 40
Makisterone-b Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]