Pancratium maritimum Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
sea-daffodil

Pancratium maritimum, or sea daffodil, is a species of bulbous plant native to both sides of the Mediterranean region and Black Sea from Portugal, Morocco and the Canary Islands east to Turkey, Syria, Israel and the Caucasus. It can also be seen on the south Bulgarian and north Turkish and Georgian coasts of Black Sea, where it is threatened with extinction. It is also naturalized in southern California, Bermuda and the Azores. Pancratium maritimum grows on beaches and coastal sand dunes, often with much of the leaves and scapes buried in the sand. Other vernacular names are Sand Daffodil, Sand Lily and the Lily of St. Nicholas. The Latin maritimum means "of the sea".

Pancratium maritimum

Medical use

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Biological activities

Analeptic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Analgesic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Antialzheimeran
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Antiasthmatic
Hordenine found in Shoot
Antibacterial
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antibutylcholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Anticholinesterase
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antidiarrheic
Hordenine found in Shoot
Antifeedant
Hippeastrine found in Bulb
Hordenine found in Shoot
Lycorenine found in Bulb
Antiherpetic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antimalarial
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antimitotic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antimyasthenic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Antineurotic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Antiplasmodial
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antipolio
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antiproteinigenic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antipyretic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antitumor
Lycorine found in Bulb
Antiviral
Lycorine found in Bulb
Bronchorelaxant
Hordenine found in Shoot
CNS-Depressant
Lycorine found in Bulb
CNS-Inhibitor
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Cardiotonic
Hordenine found in Shoot
Lycorine found in Bulb
Cholinergic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Cytotoxic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Emetic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Expectorant
Lycorine found in Bulb
Hepatoprotective
Hordenine found in Shoot
Herbistat
Lycorine found in Bulb
Hypnotic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Hypotensive
Lycorenine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Tazettine found in Bulb
Insecticide
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Myocontractant
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Myoneuro-stimulant
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Peristaltic
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Pesticide
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Hippeastrine found in Bulb
Hordenine found in Shoot
Lycorenine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Protisticide
Lycorine found in Bulb
Purgative
Lycorine found in Bulb
Respirastimulant
Lycorine found in Bulb
Secretogogue
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Sedative
Galanthamine found in Bulb
Lycorine found in Bulb
Sialogogue
Lycorine found in Bulb
Tachycardic
Lycorine found in Bulb
Vasoconstrictor
Hordenine found in Shoot

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Demethylhomolycorine Bulb
Galanthamine Bulb
Haemanthidine Bulb
Hippeastrine Bulb
Homolycorenine Bulb
Homolycorine Bulb
Hordenine Shoot
Lycorenine Bulb
Lycorine Bulb
Pancracine Plant
Pancratine Bulb
Poetaricine Bulb
Sickenbergine Bulb
Tazettine Bulb
Vittatine Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]