Ceanothus americanus Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Jersey-tea ceanothus mountainsweet New Jersey-tea redroot wild snowball

Ceanothus americanus is a species of shrub native to North America. Common names include New Jersey tea, Jersey tea ceanothus, variations of red root, mountain sweet, and wild snowball. New Jersey Tea was a name coined during the American Revolution, because its leaves were used as a substitute for imported tea.

Ceanothus americanus

Medical use

Economic importance of Ceanothus americanus

Environmental ornamental
Human food beverage base
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario, Quebec
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine , Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida , Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

Biological activities

Anthelmintic
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
AntiHIV
Betulin found in Root Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Antibacterial
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Anticancer
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Betulin found in Root Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Antiedemic
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Antifeedant
Betulin found in Root Bark
Antiflu
Betulin found in Root Bark
Antiinflammatory
Betulin found in Root Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Antileukemic
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Antimalarial
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Antitumor
Betulin found in Root Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Antiviral
Betulin found in Root Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Aphidifuge
Betulin found in Root Bark
Apoptotic
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Betulin found in Root Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Hypolipemic
Betulin found in Root Bark
Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Root Bark
Betulinic-acid found in Root Bark (200 ppm);found in Root Bark (7279 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Betulin found in Root Bark

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulin Root Bark
Betulinic-acid Root Bark 200
Root Bark 200 7,279
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]