Iris versicolor Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
blue flag purple iris varied-color iris water flag

Iris versicolor, also commonly known as the Blue flag, Harlequin Blueflag, Larger Blue Flag, Northern Blue Flag, and other variations of those names, is a species of Iris native to North America where it is common in sedge meadows, marshes, and along streambanks and shores. The flower get its name Versicolor from the Greek word Rainbow, in allusion to the prismatic colors of the species.

Iris versicolor

Medical use

Economic importance of Iris versicolor

Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • EUROPE
    Naturalized
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland , Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Minnesota, Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maryland, Virginia

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Stearic-acid found in Rhizome
Absorbent
Starch found in Rhizome
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Analgesic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Rhizome
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antialopecic
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiandrogenic
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiarthritic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antibacterial
Lauric-acid found in Rhizome
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Tannin found in Rhizome
Anticancer
Tannin found in Rhizome
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antidandruff
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antidermatotic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antieczemic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antifibrinolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Antihepatotoxic
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antihypertensive
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antiichthyosic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiinflammatory
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antimutagenic
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Rhizome
Antineuralgic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antioncychomycotic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antioxidant
Lauric-acid found in Rhizome
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antiperiodic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antipodagric
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiprostatotic
Phytosterols found in Rhizome
Antipsoriac
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antipyretic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiradicular
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antirheumatic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiseborrheic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiseptic
Furfural found in Rhizome
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antitumor
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antitympanitic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Antiulcer
Tannin found in Rhizome
Antiviral
Lauric-acid found in Rhizome
Tannin found in Rhizome
Aperient
Iridin found in Rhizome
COX-1-Inhibitor
Lauric-acid found in Rhizome
COX-2-Inhibitor
Lauric-acid found in Rhizome
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Cancer-Preventive
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Tannin found in Rhizome
Candidicide
Lauric-acid found in Rhizome
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Rhizome
Cathartic
Iridin found in Rhizome
Chelator
Tannin found in Rhizome
Cholinergic
Iridin found in Rhizome
Comedolytic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Cosmetic
Iridin found in Rhizome
Stearic-acid found in Rhizome
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Tannin found in Rhizome
Dermatitigenic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Diuretic
Iridin found in Rhizome
Emollient
Starch found in Rhizome
FLavor
Furfural found in Rhizome
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Stearic-acid found in Rhizome
Fungicide
Furfural found in Rhizome
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Rhizome
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Hepatoprotective
Tannin found in Rhizome
Hepatotonic
Iridin found in Rhizome
Hypercholesterolemic
Lauric-acid found in Rhizome
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Hypocholesterolemic
Phytosterols found in Rhizome
Stearic-acid found in Rhizome
Hypoglycemic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Rhizome
Insecticide
Furfural found in Rhizome
Insectifuge
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Irritant
Furfural found in Rhizome
Keratolytic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Laxative
Iridin found in Rhizome
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Rhizome
Lubricant
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Stearic-acid found in Rhizome
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Rhizome
Nematicide
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Rhizome
Perfumery
Iridin found in Rhizome
Stearic-acid found in Rhizome
Pesticide
Furfural found in Rhizome
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Tannin found in Rhizome
Poultice
Starch found in Rhizome
Propecic
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Stearic-acid found in Rhizome
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Rhizome
RNA-Stimulant
Iridin found in Rhizome
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Rhizome
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Rhizome
Thermogenic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Tineacide
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Toxic
Iridin found in Rhizome
Ulcerogenic
Salicylic-acid found in Rhizome
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Rhizome

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Furfural Rhizome
Furfurol Rhizome
Gum Rhizome
Heptacosan Rhizome
Ipuranol Rhizome
Iridin Rhizome
Isophthalic-acid Rhizome
Lauric-acid Rhizome
Myricyl-alcohol Rhizome
Palmitic-acid Rhizome
Phytosterols Rhizome
Resin Rhizome
Salicylic-acid Rhizome
Starch Rhizome
Stearic-acid Rhizome
Tannin Rhizome
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]