Asiasarum heterotropoides Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Chinese wild ginger

Economic importance of Asiasarum heterotropoides

Medicines folklore

Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning
    • Eastern Asia: Korea
    Cultivated
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Allergenic
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Analgesic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Anesthetic
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Anorexic
Arsenic found in Root (0.68 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Elemicin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Safrole found in Root
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Root (2800 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Iron found in Root (2800 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Higenamine found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antibacterial
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Anticanker
Iron found in Root (2800 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Anticataract
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Root (2800 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Elemicin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Elemicin found in Root
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Elemicin found in Root
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Root (2800 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiradicular
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiseptic
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiserotonic
Elemicin found in Root
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Elemicin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antithrombic
Higenamine found in Root
Antitic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antitussive
Higenamine found in Root
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Astringent
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Safrole found in Root
CNS-Stimulant
Safrole found in Root
COX-1-Inhibitor
Pellitorine found in Root
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Safrole found in Root
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Carcinogenic
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Cardiotonic
Higenamine found in Root
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Carminative
Safrole found in Root
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Collagenic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Controlled
Safrole found in Root
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Pellitorine found in Root
Cytochrome-P450-Inducer
Safrole found in Root
Cytochrome-P488-Inducer
Safrole found in Root
DNA-Binder
Elemicin found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Deodorant
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Expectorant
Alpha-pinene found in Root
FLavor
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Fungicide
Elemicin found in Root
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Fungistat
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Hallucinogenic
Elemicin found in Root
Hepatocarcinogenic
Safrole found in Root
Hepatoregenerative
Safrole found in Root
Hepatotoxic
Safrole found in Root
Herbicide
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Root (278 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Root (248 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Elemicin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Hypothermic
Safrole found in Root
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Elemicin found in Root
Insectifuge
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Elemicin found in Root
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Irritant
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Larvicide
Elemicin found in Root
Laxative
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Mutagenic
Safrole found in Root
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Narcotic
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Nematicide
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Nephrotoxic
Mercury found in Root (0.19 ppm)
Neurotoxic
Elemicin found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Pediculicide
Safrole found in Root
Perfumery
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Pesticide
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Arsenic found in Root (0.68 ppm)
Elemicin found in Root
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Safrole found in Root
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Root (2800 ppm)
Psychoactive
Safrole found in Root
Schistosomicide
Elemicin found in Root
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Root (14 ppm)
Sedative
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Methyl-eugenol found in Root
Spasmogenic
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Transdermal
Alpha-pinene found in Root
Tremorigenic
Safrole found in Root
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Root (12900 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (2600 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (18200 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Root (59 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
(2e,4e,8z,10e)-n-isobutyl-2,4,8,10-dodecatetraenamide Plant
(2e,4e,8z,10z)-n-isobutyl-2,4,8,10-dodecatetraenamide Plant
Alpha-pinene Root
Arsenic Root 0.68
Calcium Root 7,450 12,900
Copper Root 13 14
Elemicin Root
Eucarvone Root
Higenamine Root
Iron Root 450 2,800
Magnesium Root 2,520 2,600
Manganese Root 120 248
Mercury Root 0.19
Methyl-eugenol Root
Pellitorine Root
Potassium Root 11,600 18,200
Safrole Root
Sodium Root 226 278
Zinc Root 38 59
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]