Ardisia japonica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
marlberry

Ardisia japonica is a species of Ardisia native to eastern Asia, in eastern China, Japan and Korea.

Ardisia japonica

Medical use

Economic importance of Ardisia japonica

Environmental ornamental
Medicines source of bergenin

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido , Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea, South; Taiwan

Biological activities

11B-HSD-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
ACE-Inhibitor
Quercitrin found in Leaf
ATPase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Allelochemic
Quercetin found in Plant
Allergenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Analgesic
Quercetin found in Plant
Anthelmintic
Embelin found in Rhizome
AntiGTF
Quercetin found in Plant
AntiHIV
Quercetin found in Plant
AntiPMS
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiaflatoxin
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiaging
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiallergic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antialzheimeran
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiamebic
Bergenin found in Plant
Rapanone found in Rhizome
Antianaphylactic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Bergenin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antiarthritic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiasthmatic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antibacterial
Embelin found in Rhizome
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antibronchitic
Bergenin found in Plant
Anticariogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Anticataract
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Anticolitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Anticomplementary
Quercetin found in Plant
Anticystitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antidepressant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antidermatitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Bergenin found in Plant
Antiedemic
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antielastase
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiencephalitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiescherichic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiestrogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antifeedant
Bergenin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antifertility
Embelin found in Rhizome
Antifibrosarcomic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiflu
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antigastric
Quercetin found in Plant
Antigonadotropic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antihemorrhagic
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antihepatotoxic
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antiherpetic
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antihistaminic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antihydrophobic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiimplantation
Embelin found in Rhizome
Antiinflammatory
Bergenin found in Plant
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antileishmanic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antileukemic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antileukotriene
Quercetin found in Plant
Antilipoperoxidant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antimalarial
Quercetin found in Plant
Antimelanomic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antimetastatic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antimyocarditic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antinitrosaminic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antinociceptive
Quercetin found in Plant
Antioxidant
Embelin found in Rhizome
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antipancreatitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiperiodontal
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiperistaltic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipermeability
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiperoxidant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipharyngitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiplaque
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiplasmodial
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipodriac
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipolio
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiproliferant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiprostanoid
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipsoriac
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipurpuric
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antiradicular
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiseptic
Ardisinol-i found in Plant
Ardisinol-ii found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antispermigenic
Embelin found in Rhizome
Antistaphylococcic
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antistreptococcic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antithiamin
Quercetin found in Plant
Antithrombic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antithrombogenic
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antitrypanosomic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antituberculic
Ardisinol-i found in Plant
Ardisinol-ii found in Plant
Antitumor-Promoter
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Plant
Antitumor
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antitussive
Bergenin found in Plant
Antiulcer
Bergenin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Antiviral
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Apoptotic
Quercetin found in Plant
Bacteristat
Quercetin found in Plant
Bradycardiac
Quercetin found in Plant
CNS-Depressant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
COMT-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
COX-2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Calmodulin-Antagonist
Quercetin found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Candidicide
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Plant
Capillariprotective
Quercetin found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Cardiotonic
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Catabolic
Quercetin found in Plant
Choleretic
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Contraceptive
Embelin found in Rhizome
Copper-Chelator
Quercetin found in Plant
Cyclooxygenase-Activator
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Cytochrome-P450-1A2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Quercetin found in Plant
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Detoxicant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Differentiator
Quercetin found in Plant
Diuretic
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Dye
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Estrogenic
Embelin found in Rhizome
Quercetin found in Plant
Fungicide
Quercetin found in Plant
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Hemostat
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Hepatomagenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Quercetin found in Plant
Hepatotonic
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Hypoglycemic
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Hypotensive
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Inotropic
Quercetin found in Plant
Insectiphile
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Insulinogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Juvabional
Quercetin found in Plant
Larvistat
Quercetin found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
MAO-A-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
MAO-Inhibitor
Quercitrin found in Leaf
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Mast-Cell-Stabilizer
Quercetin found in Plant
Metalloproteinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Mutagenic
Quercetin found in Plant
NADH-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
NEP-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
NO-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
NO-Synthase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Neuroprotective
Quercetin found in Plant
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
P450-Inducer
Quercetin found in Plant
P450-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
PGE2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
PTK-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Paralytic
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Paramecicide
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Pesticide
Ardisinol-i found in Plant
Ardisinol-ii found in Plant
Bergenin found in Plant
Embelin found in Rhizome
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Rapanone found in Rhizome
Phospholipase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Plasmodicide
Quercetin found in Plant
Progestrogenic
Embelin found in Rhizome
Proliferant
Quercetin found in Plant
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Protisticide
Myricitrin found in Leaf
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Quercetin found in Plant
Sedative
Bergenin found in Plant
Spermicide
Myricitrin found in Leaf
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Taenicide
Embelin found in Rhizome
Teratologic
Quercetin found in Plant
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Trichomonicide
Rapanone found in Rhizome
Tumorigenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
VEGF-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Vasodilator
Quercetin found in Plant
Vasopressor
Quercitrin found in Leaf
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
iNOS-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
2-hydroxy-5-methoxy-3-pentadecenyl-benzoquinone Fruit
Ardisin Plant
Ardisinol-i Plant
Ardisinol-ii Plant
Bergenin Plant
Embelin Rhizome
Eo Plant 1,000 2,000
Ilexol Leaf
Myricitrin Leaf
Quercetin Plant
Quercitrin Leaf
Rapanone Rhizome
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]