Myrrhis odorata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
garden myrrh myrrh sweet chervil sweet cicely
Myrrhis odorata

Medical use

Economic importance of Myrrhis odorata

Food additives flavoring
Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Germany; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Italy; Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
ACE-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
AChE-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Abortifacient
Beta-bisabolene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17000 ppm)
Acaricide
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Acidulant
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Cosmosiin found in Fruit ;found in Shoot
Cynaroside found in Fruit ;found in Leaf ;found in Shoot ;found in Seed
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Terpinolene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Allelopathic
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Allergenic
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Analgesic
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (850000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (854800 ppm)
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Anesthetic
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (850000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (854800 ppm)
AntiNF-kB
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
AntiTNF
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Elemol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (22000 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Antiallergic
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Antialopecic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Antibacterial
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Cosmosiin found in Fruit ;found in Shoot
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Anticancer
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Anticariogenic
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Anticomplementary
Apigenin-7-o-glucoside found in Plant
Luteolin-7-o-glucoside found in Plant
Anticonvulsant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Antiesophagitic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Terpinolene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Antigenotoxic
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (850000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (854800 ppm)
Antihepatocarcinogenic
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Antihepatotic
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Antihyperthyroid
Luteolin-7-o-glucoside found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Apigenin-7-o-glucoside found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Antileukotriene-D4
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Antilithic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Antilymphomic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Antimalarial
Beta-selinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (9500 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Anisaldehyde found in Plant
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Antiobesity
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Antioxidant
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (850000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (854800 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Beta-selinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (9500 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Antiproliferant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Antiradicular
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (850000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (854800 ppm)
Antirhinoviral
Beta-bisabolene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17000 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Antiseptic
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Antitumor
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Peucedanin found in Plant
Antitussive
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Beta-bisabolene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17000 ppm)
Elemol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (22000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Beta-bisabolene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17000 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Antiyeast
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Apoptotic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Bacteriostatic
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Bronchoprotectant
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
CNS-Depressant
Eugenol-methyl-ether found in Essential Oil (90800 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Cynaroside found in Fruit ;found in Leaf ;found in Shoot ;found in Seed
Peucedanin found in Plant
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (850000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (854800 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Eugenol-methyl-ether found in Essential Oil (90800 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Candidicide
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Cosmosiin found in Fruit ;found in Shoot
Candidistat
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Carminative
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Chemopreventive
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Cholesterolytic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Cicatrizant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
DNA-Binder
Eugenol-methyl-ether found in Essential Oil (90800 ppm)
Deodorant
Terpinolene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Detoxicant
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Digestive
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Diuretic
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Enterocontractant
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Estrogenic
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Expectorant
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
FLavor
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Fumaric-acid found in Plant
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (850000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (854800 ppm)
Fungicide
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Anisaldehyde found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Fungiphilic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Fungistat
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
GST-Inducer
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Gastrostimulant
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Hepatotoxic
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Herbicide
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Histaminic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Cynaroside found in Fruit ;found in Leaf ;found in Shoot ;found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Hypothermic
Eugenol-methyl-ether found in Essential Oil (90800 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Anisaldehyde found in Plant
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Insectifuge
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Irritant
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Lactagogue
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Leucocytogenic
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Lipolytic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Mosquitofuge
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Motor-Depressant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Mutagenic
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Eugenol-methyl-ether found in Essential Oil (90800 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
NO-Genic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Nematicide
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Nephroprotective
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Ozone-Scavenger
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
P450-Inducer
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Perfumery
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Beta-bisabolene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17000 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Beta-selinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (9500 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Peristaltic
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Pesticide
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Anisaldehyde found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Gamma-terpinene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (8000 ppm)
Germacrene-d found in Leaf Essent. Oil (15000 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Myrcene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (19000 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Terpinolene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Pheromone
Germacrene-d found in Leaf Essent. Oil (15000 ppm)
Photosensitizer
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Propecic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (53000 ppm)
Renoirritant
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Secretogogue
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Secretolytic
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Sedative
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Spasmogenic
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Spermicide
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)
Stomachic
Beta-bisabolene found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17000 ppm)
Sweetener
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Trans-anethole found in Leaf Essent. Oil (850000 ppm);found in Essential Oil (854800 ppm)
Sympathomimetic
Anethole found in Essential Oil ;found in Plant
Termiticide
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Transdermal
Alpha-pinene found in Essential Oil (100 ppm);found in Plant
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Beta-pinene found in Essential Oil (200 ppm)
Limonene found in Essential Oil (2600 ppm);found in Plant
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Anisaldehyde found in Plant
Vulnerary
Alpha-terpineol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (17500 ppm)
Terpinen-4-ol found in Leaf Essent. Oil (6000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
2-acetoxyfurano-trans-1(10)-trans-4-diene Resin, Exudate, Sap 3,200
2-methoxyfurano-trans-1(10)-trans-4-diene Resin, Exudate, Sap 4,500
Allo-aromadendrene Leaf Essent. Oil 15,500
Alpha-pinene Essential Oil 100
Plant
Alpha-terpinene Essential Oil 100
Alpha-terpineol Leaf Essent. Oil 17,500
Anethole Essential Oil
Plant
Anisaldehyde Plant
Apigenin-7-o-glucoside Plant
Beta-bisabolene Leaf Essent. Oil 17,000
Beta-caryophyllene Leaf Essent. Oil 17,000
Beta-cymene Essential Oil 300
Beta-pinene Essential Oil 200
Beta-selinene Leaf Essent. Oil 9,500
Chavicol-methyl-ether Plant
Cosmosiin Fruit
Shoot
Cynaroside Fruit
Leaf
Shoot
Seed
Elemol Leaf Essent. Oil 22,000
Estrgole Essential Oil 17,100
Eugenol-methyl-ether Essential Oil 90,800
Fumaric-acid Plant
Gamma-muurolene Leaf Essent. Oil 9,500
Gamma-terpinene Leaf Essent. Oil 8,000
Gamma-terpineol Leaf Essent. Oil 17,500
Germacrene-d Leaf Essent. Oil 15,000
Limonene Essential Oil 2,600
Plant
Longifolene Leaf Essent. Oil 21,000
Luteolin-7-o-glucoside Plant
Myrcene Leaf Essent. Oil 19,000
Oleic-acid Seed 53,000
Osmorhizole Essential Oil
Petroselinic-acid Plant
Seed 732,000
Peucedanin Plant
Terpinen-4-ol Leaf Essent. Oil 6,000
Terpinolene Essential Oil 100
Trans-anethole Leaf Essent. Oil 850,000
Essential Oil 854,800
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]