Micromeria fruticosa Health effects and herbal facts

Micromeria fruticosa, commonly known as White micromeria or White-leaved Savory, is a dwarf evergreen shrub endemic to Israel and the eastern Mediterranean. It is a member of the genus Micromeria, of the Lamiaceae family. It is known as zuta levana in Hebrew and ashab a-shai in Arabic.

Micromeria fruticosa

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Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
AChE-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Acaricide
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Allelopathic
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Camphene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Allergenic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Analgesic
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Anesthetic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antiacetylcholine
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Isomenthone found in Leaf (7080 ppm)
Isopulegol found in Leaf (180 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Piperitenone found in Leaf (2380 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Antiallergic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Piperitone found in Leaf (7710 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Antibacillary
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Antibacillus
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antibacterial
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Antibronchitic
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Anticancer
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Anticariogenic
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Anticholinesterase
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Antidandruff
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antiescherichic
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Antiesophagitic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Antihalitosic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antilisteria
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Antilithic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Antiobesity
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antiodontalgic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antiotitic
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Antioxidant
Camphene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Isomenthone found in Leaf (7080 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antiproliferative
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Antipruritic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antipyretic
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Antiradicular
Isomenthone found in Leaf (7080 ppm)
Antirheumatalgic
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Antiseptic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Antisinusitic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Antistreptococcic
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antitartar
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antitumor
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Antitussive
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Antiulcer
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Antivaginitic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Antivulvitic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Antiyeast
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Apoptotic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Avifuge
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Bacteriostatic
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Bradycardic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Bronchomucolytic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Bronchomucotropic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Bronchoprotectant
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Bronchorrheic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
CNS-Toxic
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Candidicide
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Candidistat
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Carminative
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Cerebrotoxic
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Choleretic
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Cholesterolytic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Cicatrizant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Ciliotoxic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Congestant
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Convulsant
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Counterirritant
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Culicide
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-Inducer
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Deodorant
Terpinolene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Detoxicant
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Diaphoretic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Diuretic
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Encephalopathic
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Enterocontractant
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Enterorelaxant
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Expectorant
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Camphene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
FLavor
3-octanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Camphene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Isopulegol found in Leaf (180 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Piperitone found in Leaf (7710 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Fungicide
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Fungiphilic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Fungistat
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
GST-Inducer
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Gastrosedative
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Glutathionalytic
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Hallucinogenic
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Herbicide
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Piperitone found in Leaf (7710 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Histaminic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Hypothermic
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Inhalant
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Insect-Repellent
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Piperitenone-oxide found in Leaf (1880 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Insectifuge
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Camphene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Piperitone found in Leaf (7710 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Irritant
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Larvicide
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Laxative
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Lipolytic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Mosquitofuge
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Motor-Depressant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Mutagenic
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
NO-Genic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Nematicide
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Nephrotoxic
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Neurodepressant
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Neuropathogenic
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Neurotoxic
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Nociceptive
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Ozone-Scavenger
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
P450-Inducer
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Perfumery
3-octanol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Isopulegol found in Leaf (180 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
Piperitenone found in Leaf (2380 ppm)
Piperitone found in Leaf (7710 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Peristaltic
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Pesticide
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Camphene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf (300 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Piperitenone-oxide found in Leaf (1880 ppm)
Piperitone found in Leaf (7710 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Photosensitizer
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Psychoactive
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
Pulifuge
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Pulmonotoxic
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Refrigerant
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Renoirritant
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Rubefacient
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Sedative
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Pulegone found in Leaf (18780 ppm)
Spasmogenic
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Camphene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Spermicide
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)
Termiticide
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Testosterone-Inducer
Delta-cadinene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Toxic
Piperitenone found in Leaf (2380 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Borneol found in Leaf (570 ppm)
Transdermal
Alpha-pinene found in Leaf (390 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Leaf (960 ppm)
Limonene found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Menthone found in Leaf (6000 ppm)
P-cymene found in Leaf (150 ppm)
Vermicide
Carvone found in Leaf (90 ppm)
Vibriocide
Menthol found in Leaf (3030 ppm)
Vulnerary
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf (1 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf (2460 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1-octen-3-ol Leaf 120
3-octanol Leaf 1
Alpha-guaiene Leaf 1
Alpha-pinene Leaf 1 390
Alpha-terpineol Leaf 1
Beta-caryophyllene Leaf 2,640
Beta-pinene Leaf 960
Bicycloelemene Leaf 1
Borneol Leaf 570
Camphene Leaf 1 1
Carvone Leaf 90
Cis-beta-ocimene Leaf 120
Delta-cadinene Leaf 1
Eo Leaf 30,000
Gamma-terpinene Leaf 1
Isomenthone Leaf 1,110 7,080
Isopulegol Leaf 180
Limonene Leaf 1
Menthol Leaf 3,030
Menthone Leaf 1 6,000
Myrcene Leaf 300
P-cymene Leaf 150
Piperitenone Leaf 2,380
Piperitenone-oxide Leaf 1,880
Piperitone Leaf 840 7,710
Pulegone Leaf 13,710 18,780
Terpinen-4-ol Leaf 2,460
Terpinolene Leaf 1
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]