Akebia quinata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
chocolate-vine five-leaf akebia fiveleaf

Akebia quinata is a shrub that is native to Japan, China and Korea, and naturalized in the eastern United States from Georgia to Michigan to Massachusetts.

Akebia quinata

Medical use

Economic importance of Akebia quinata

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Henan, Hubei , Hunan , Jiangsu, Jiangxi , Shandong, Sichuan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
    Cultivated
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Naturalized
    • Europe
    Cultivated
    • Europe
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • United States
    Cultivated
    • United States

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Stearic-acid found in Seed
ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Abortifacient
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Stem
Acidulant
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Allergenic
Hederagenin found in Stem
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Analgesic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
AntiHIV
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
AntiMS
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
AntiPGE2
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
AntiTGF-beta
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antiacne
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Stem (150 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antialopecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antiandrogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Antianemic
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Iron found in Stem (150 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antibacterial
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Anticanker
Iron found in Stem (150 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Anticapillary-Fragility
Hederagenin found in Stem
Anticarcinomic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Anticariogenic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Anticataract
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Stem (150 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Anticomplement
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Anticoronary
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antieczemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiedemic
Glucose found in Stem
Hederagenin found in Stem
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Antifertility
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antifibrinolytic
Hederagenin found in Stem
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antigranular
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antihangover
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Stem
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antihistaminic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antihyperlipidemic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
3-o-acetyloleanolic-acid found in Plant
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Hederagenin found in Stem
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiischemic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Stem
Antilepric
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antileukemic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antileukotriene-D4
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Antileukotriene
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antimalarial
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Stem (150 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antinephritic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiotitic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Antiototic
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Antiperiodontic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Antisarcomic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antiseptic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antitrypanosomic
Hederagenin found in Stem
Antitumor
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Antiulcer
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Antivaginitic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Stem
Antiviral
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Astringent
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Carcinogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Cardiotonic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Collagenic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Comedolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Contraceptive
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Cosmetic
Stearic-acid found in Seed
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Deodorant
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Diuretic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Elastase-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Expectorant
Acetic-acid found in Seed
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Stearic-acid found in Seed
Fungicide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Hederagenin found in Stem
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Hepatoprotective
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Hypercholesterolemic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Stem
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Stem (18 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Stearic-acid found in Seed
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Stem (310 ppm)
Hypolipemic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Insectifuge
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Keratitigenic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Laxative
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Leucocytogenic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Lubricant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Stearic-acid found in Seed
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Stem
Metastatic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Molluscicide
Hederagenin found in Stem
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Mucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Nematicide
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Osteolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Perfumery
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Stearic-acid found in Seed
Pesticide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Hederagenin found in Stem
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Piscicide
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Prooxidant
Iron found in Stem (150 ppm)
Propecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Stearic-acid found in Seed
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Protisticide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Stem (7 ppm)
Sedative
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed
Spermicide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Seed
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)
Ulcerogenic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Uterotonic
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Stem (19000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Stem (840 ppm)
Potassium found in Stem (2410 ppm)
Vasopressor
Oleanolic-acid found in Stem
Verrucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Stem (10 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
3-o-acetyloleanolic-acid Plant
Acetic-acid Seed
Akebin Stem
Akebosides Stem
Arabinose Stem
Calcium Stem 19,000
Copper Stem 7
Fat Seed 180,000 383,000
Glucose Stem
Hederagenin Stem
Iron Stem 150
Linoleic-acid Seed
Magnesium Stem 840
Manganese Stem 310
Norarjunolic-acid Plant
Oleanolic-acid Stem
Oleic-acid Seed
Palmitic-acid Seed
Potassium Stem 2,410
Protein Seed 156,000
Rhamnose Stem
Saponin Plant
Sodium Stem 18
Stearic-acid Seed
Zinc Stem 10
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]