Eupatorium odoratum Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
bitterbush butterfly-weed Christmasbush devilweed hagonoy jack-in-the-bush paraffin-weed Siamweed triffidweed
Eupatorium odoratum

Medical use

Economic importance of Eupatorium odoratum

Environmental soil improver
Medicines folklore
Weed potential sed contaminant

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Naturalized
    • Southern Africa: South Africa; Swaziland
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius
    Cultivated
    • Africa
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Naturalized
    • China: China - Fujian, Hainan, Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Naturalized
    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Cultivated
    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Vietnam
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • Australia: Australia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora , Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • PACIFIC
    Naturalized
    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay

Biological activities

Analgesic
Beta-amyrin found in Leaf
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Leaf
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
AntiEBV
Lupeol found in Leaf
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Leaf
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
AntiPMS
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Leaf (80 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antianemic
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Iron found in Leaf (80 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Lupeol found in Leaf
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antianxiety
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antibacterial
Anisic-acid found in Leaf
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Tannin found in Leaf
Anticancer
Tannin found in Leaf
Anticanker
Iron found in Leaf (80 ppm)
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Leaf
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Leaf (80 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antidepressant
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Leaf
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiedemic
Beta-amyrin found in Leaf
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Leaf
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antifatigue
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiflu
Lupeol found in Leaf
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antihepatotoxic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antihyperglycemic
Lupeol found in Leaf
Antihyperkinetic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antihypertensive
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Tannin found in Leaf
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Beta-amyrin found in Leaf
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Lupeol found in Leaf
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antilithic
Lupeol found in Leaf
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antimalarial
Lupeol found in Leaf
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Leaf (80 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Tannin found in Leaf
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Beta-amyrin found in Leaf
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiosteoporotic
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4350 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Antioxalate
Lupeol found in Leaf
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Leaf
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiperoxidant
Lupeol found in Leaf
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Leaf
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Antiradicular
Tannin found in Leaf
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Anisic-acid found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Leaf
Antisalmonella
Anisic-acid found in Leaf
Antiseptic
Anisic-acid found in Leaf
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antistress
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Leaf
Antitumor
Lupeol found in Leaf
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiulcer
Beta-amyrin found in Leaf
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiurethrotic
Lupeol found in Leaf
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Leaf
Tannin found in Leaf
Anxiolytic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4350 ppm)
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Tannin found in Leaf
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Leaf
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Chelator
Tannin found in Leaf
Contraceptive
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Cytotoxic
Lupeol found in Leaf
Diuretic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
FPTase-Inhibitor
Lupeol found in Leaf
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Gastroprotective
Beta-amyrin found in Leaf
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Hepatoprotective
Beta-amyrin found in Leaf
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Tannin found in Leaf
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Manganese found in Leaf (70 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Hypotensive
Lupeol found in Leaf
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4350 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Leaf
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Larvicide
Beta-amyrin found in Leaf
Laxative
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Mosquitocide
Beta-amyrin found in Leaf
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4350 ppm)
Pesticide
Anisic-acid found in Leaf
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Leaf
Tannin found in Leaf
Prooxidant
Iron found in Leaf (80 ppm)
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Leaf
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Leaf (35 ppm)
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
TOPO-2-Inhibitor
Lupeol found in Leaf
Tranquilizer
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Anisic-acid found in Leaf
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Leaf
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Vasodilator
Magnesium found in Leaf (3200 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
(+)-eupaten Plant
(-)-eupaten Plant
2',3',4,4',6'-pentahydroxychalcone Plant
Acacetine Plant
Alpha-sitosterol Leaf
Anisic-acid Leaf
Beta-amyrin Leaf
Beta-sitosterol Leaf
Ceryl-alcohol Leaf
Copper Leaf 35
Epoxylupeol Leaf
Eupatenol Leaf
Fat Seed 157,000 275,000
Gamma-sitosterol Leaf
Iron Leaf 80
Isosakuranetine Plant
Lupeol Leaf
Magnesium Leaf 3,200
Manganese Leaf 70
Mikanine Plant
Odoratine Plant
Phosphorus Leaf 4,350
Protein Seed 206,000 212,000
Sakuranetine Plant
Salvigenine Plant
Tamarixetine Plant
Tannin Leaf
Velutine Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]