Lagerstroemia indica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
crape-myrtle crepe-myrtle crepeflower

Lagerstroemia indica is a species in the genus Lagerstroemia in the family Lythraceae. From China, Korea, Japan and Indian Subcontinent Lagerstroemia indica is an often multistemmed, deciduous tree with a wide spreading, flat topped, rounded, or even spike shaped open habit. Planted in full sun or under canopy, the tree is a popular nesting shrub for songbirds and wrens. The bark is a prominent feature being smooth, pinkinsh-gray and mottled, shedding each year. Leaves also shed each winter, after spectacular color display, and bare branches re-leaf early in the spring; leaves are small, smooth -edged, circular or oval -shaped, and dark green changing to yellow and orange and red in autumn. Flowers, on different trees, are white, pink, mauve, purple or carmine with crimped petals, in panicles up to 9cm. Lagerstroemia indica is frost tolerant, prefers full sun and will grow to 6 metres with a spread of 6 metres. Many hybrid cultivars have been developed between L. indica and L.

Lagerstroemia indica

Medical use

Economic importance of Lagerstroemia indica

Environmental ornamental

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Abortifacient
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Analgesic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
AntiGTF
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
AntiHIV
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
AntiMRSA
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiadenovirus
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiaflatoxin
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Antiallergenic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Antianaphylactic
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiangiogenic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiasthmatic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Antibacterial
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Antibronchitic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Anticancer
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Anticarcinomic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Anticariogenic
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Anticataract
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Antiescherichic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antifibrinolytic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiflu
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antigingivitic
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Antihepatotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiherpetic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Antihyperthyroid
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Antiinflammatory
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antileishmanic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antileukemic
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Antimalarial
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Antimutagenic
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antinitrosaminic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antioxidant
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Antiperiodontic
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Antiperiodontitic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiperoxidant
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiplaque
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Antiplasmodial
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Antipolio
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiproteolytic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiradicular
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antiseptic
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Antistaphylococcic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Antistreptococcic
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Antithyroid
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Antitumor-Promoter
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Antitumor
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Antiviral
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Antiyeast
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Apoptotic
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Astringent
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Bacteristat
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Bronchodilator
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Cancer-Preventive
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Candida-SAP-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Candidicide
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Carcinogenic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Choleretic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Detoxicant
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Floral-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Hemostat
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Hemostatic
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Hepatoprotective
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Immunomodulator
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Immunostimulant
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Immunosuppressant
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Insulin-Sparing
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Juvabional
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Myorelaxant
Gallic-acid found in Flower
NO-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Nephrotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Pesticide
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Reverse-Transcriptase-Inhibitor
Methyl-gallate found in Flower
Styptic
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Sunscreen
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-I-Antagonist
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Ellagic-acid found in Leaf
Gallic-acid found in Flower
Methyl-gallate found in Flower

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
3,3',4-tri-o-methyl-ellagic-acid Root
Delphinidin-3-arabinoside Plant
Dihydroverticillatine Plant
Ellagic-acid Leaf
Fat Seed 83,000
Gallic-acid Flower
Laceracetal Leaf
Lagerine Plant
Malvidin-3-arabinoside Plant
Methyl-gallate Flower
Methyllagerine Plant
Petunidin-3-arabinoside Plant
Protein Seed 212,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]