Metrosideros sclerocarpa Health effects and herbal facts

Metrosideros sclerocarpa, commonly known as the Mountain Rose, is a flowering plant in the myrtle family. The specific epithet comes from the Greek scleros and karpos, with reference to the woody fruit.

Biological activities

Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (892 ppm)
Anesthetic
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Viridiflorol found in Leaf (224 ppm)
Antiacne
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (892 ppm)
Antibacterial
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (892 ppm)
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Anticariogenic
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (892 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Antifeedant
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Antigliomic
Beta-elemene found in Leaf (188 ppm)
Antimalarial
Alpha-selinene found in Leaf (248 ppm)
Beta-selinene found in Leaf (392 ppm)
Humulene found in Leaf (708 ppm)
Antioxidant
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Alpha-selinene found in Leaf (248 ppm)
Beta-selinene found in Leaf (392 ppm)
Humulene found in Leaf (708 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-elemene found in Leaf (188 ppm)
Antiradicular
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Antiseptic
Aromadendrene found in Leaf (292 ppm)
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Antistreptococcic
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (892 ppm)
Apoptotic
Beta-elemene found in Leaf (188 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Aromadendrene found in Leaf (292 ppm)
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-Inducer
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (892 ppm)
FLavor
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Fungicide
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Fungistat
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Insectifuge
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Narcotic
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Nematicide
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
P450-Inducer
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (892 ppm)
Perfumery
Alpha-selinene found in Leaf (248 ppm)
Beta-selinene found in Leaf (392 ppm)
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Pesticide
Aromadendrene found in Leaf (292 ppm)
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (892 ppm)
Germacrene-d found in Leaf (136 ppm)
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Pheromone
Germacrene-d found in Leaf (136 ppm)
Sedative
Methyl-eugenol found in Leaf (8 ppm)
Testosterone-Inducer
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (892 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
(e)(e)-farnesol Leaf 87 348
Allo-aromadendrene Leaf 7,256 29,024
Alpha-copaene Leaf 7 28
Alpha-cubebene Leaf 28 112
Alpha-gurjunene Leaf 23 92
Alpha-selinene Leaf 62 248
Aromadendrene Leaf 73 292
Beta-elemene Leaf 47 188
Beta-selinene Leaf 98 392
Bicyclogermacrene Leaf 40 160
Cadina-1,4-diene Leaf 28 112
Calacorene Leaf 7 28
Calemene Leaf 19 76
Caryophlyllene Leaf 191 764
Delta-cadinene Leaf 223 892
Gamma-cadinene Leaf 53 212
Germacrene-d Leaf 34 136
Globulol Leaf 64 256
Humulene Leaf 177 708
Methyl-eugenol Leaf 2 8
Palustrol Leaf 22 88
Spathulenol Leaf 35 140
Viridiflorene Leaf 150 600
Viridiflorol Leaf 56 224
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]