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Useful Temperate Plants

Stauntonia chinensis

DC.

Lardizabalaceae

+ Synonyms

Stauntonia hainanensis T.C.Chen

Common Name: Ye Mu Gua

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General Information

Stauntonia chinensis is an evergreen climbing shrub with stems that twine into the surrounding vegetation[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern and eastern China

Habitat

Dense forest on mountain slopes, open forest by streams along valleys, among shrubs; at elevations from 500 - 1,300 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Stauntonia chinensis is native to the warm temperate and subtropical zones of southern China. It is unlikely to be very cold hardy but should withstand short periods when temperatures fall to around -5 to -10°c.
Species in this genus generally grow well in most well-drained but moisture retentive soils in a position sheltered from strong or cold winds. They succeed in full sun and in semi-shade, but grow best if their roots are in a shady position and their stems are allowed to grow into the sun[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
,
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
]. This species is fairly drought tolerant[
1693
Title
Chemical constituents from the roots and stems of Stauntonia brachyanthera Hand-Mazz and their bioactivities
Publication
Journal of Functional Foods 14 (2015) 374-383
Author
Jing Zhao; Jia Guo; Yi Zhang; Dali Meng & Zhou Sha
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.02.009
Publisher
 
Year
2015
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is monoecious, producing flat-headed racemes of flowers[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Edible Uses

We have no specific information on edibility[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
], but the fruits of all species in this genus are said to be edible with a pulp that can range from sweet and tasty to bland or insipid[
1691
Title
An Overview of Lardizabalaceae
Publication
Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 2012 vol. 29 (3): pp. 235-276
Author
Christenhusz M.J.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The oblong fruit is around 7 - 10cm long and 3 - 5cm wide, containing numerous seeds surrounded by a layer of pulp[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Medicinal

The plant (probably the stem) is analgesic, antiinflammatory, antioxidant and hypoglycaemic[
1696
Title
Triterpenoid Saponins from Stauntonia chinensis Ameliorate Insulin Resistance via the AMP-Activated Protein Kinase a
Publication
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 10446-10458
Author
Xin Hu et al
Website
doi:10.3390/ijms150610446
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1422-0067
Description
 
,
1697
Title
Optimized high performance liquid chromatography tandem chemiluminescent detector applied to assess the antioxidativ
Publication
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 1837
Author
Shuai Sun; Shunjun Xu; Yuzhen Yan; Peishan Xie & Waikei Lam
Website
http://10.1039/c3ay26326f
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1698
Title
Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of total saponins from Stauntonia chinensis in diabetic db/db mice
Publication
J Cell Mol Med. 2018;1-13
Author
Jing Xu; Sha Wang; Tianhui Feng; Yu Chen & Guangzhong Yang
Website
http://10.1111/jcmm.13876
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. It is used primarily as an analgesic to relieve postoperative pain, treat sciatica and supplement anesthesia[
1697
Title
Optimized high performance liquid chromatography tandem chemiluminescent detector applied to assess the antioxidativ
Publication
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 1837
Author
Shuai Sun; Shunjun Xu; Yuzhen Yan; Peishan Xie & Waikei Lam
Website
http://10.1039/c3ay26326f
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

The plant contains a number of triterpenoid saponins, which are largely responsible for the medicinal properties of the plant[
1696
Title
Triterpenoid Saponins from Stauntonia chinensis Ameliorate Insulin Resistance via the AMP-Activated Protein Kinase a
Publication
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 10446-10458
Author
Xin Hu et al
Website
doi:10.3390/ijms150610446
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1422-0067
Description
 
,
1697
Title
Optimized high performance liquid chromatography tandem chemiluminescent detector applied to assess the antioxidativ
Publication
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 1837
Author
Shuai Sun; Shunjun Xu; Yuzhen Yan; Peishan Xie & Waikei Lam
Website
http://10.1039/c3ay26326f
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
 
Description
 
,
1698
Title
Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of total saponins from Stauntonia chinensis in diabetic db/db mice
Publication
J Cell Mol Med. 2018;1-13
Author
Jing Xu; Sha Wang; Tianhui Feng; Yu Chen & Guangzhong Yang
Website
http://10.1111/jcmm.13876
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
At least one of the triterpenoid saponins has shown positive results in the treatment of type two diabetes mellitus[
1696
Title
Triterpenoid Saponins from Stauntonia chinensis Ameliorate Insulin Resistance via the AMP-Activated Protein Kinase a
Publication
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 10446-10458
Author
Xin Hu et al
Website
doi:10.3390/ijms150610446
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
1422-0067
Description
 
,
1697
Title
Optimized high performance liquid chromatography tandem chemiluminescent detector applied to assess the antioxidativ
Publication
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 1837
Author
Shuai Sun; Shunjun Xu; Yuzhen Yan; Peishan Xie & Waikei Lam
Website
http://10.1039/c3ay26326f
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The triterpene saponins in the stem have been shown to lower blood glucose levels, reduce plasma insulin levels, restore the insulin response, and stimulate glycogen synthesis, leading to an improvement in glucose uptake and of insulin sensitivity in hepatic cells[
1698
Title
Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of total saponins from Stauntonia chinensis in diabetic db/db mice
Publication
J Cell Mol Med. 2018;1-13
Author
Jing Xu; Sha Wang; Tianhui Feng; Yu Chen & Guangzhong Yang
Website
http://10.1111/jcmm.13876
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The saponins have also been shown to modulate hyperlipidemia associated with diabetes[
1698
Title
Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of total saponins from Stauntonia chinensis in diabetic db/db mice
Publication
J Cell Mol Med. 2018;1-13
Author
Jing Xu; Sha Wang; Tianhui Feng; Yu Chen & Guangzhong Yang
Website
http://10.1111/jcmm.13876
Publisher
 
Year
2018
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
Caffeic acid esters and bisepoxylignan glycoside in the stem have been shown to be bioactive as antioxidants[
1697
Title
Optimized high performance liquid chromatography tandem chemiluminescent detector applied to assess the antioxidativ
Publication
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 1837
Author
Shuai Sun; Shunjun Xu; Yuzhen Yan; Peishan Xie & Waikei Lam
Website
http://10.1039/c3ay26326f
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 18 months to germinate. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots once they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer and consider giving them some protection from the cold for their first winter or two outdoors[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].
Cuttings.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2022-08-17. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Stauntonia+chinensis>

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