Boehmeria macrophylla

Family Urticaceae
Scientific name Boehmeria macrophylla Hornemann
Synonyms Boehmeria erythropoda Miquel; Boehmeria macrophylla Hornemann var. dongtouensis W. T. Wang; Boehmeria platyphylla Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don; Boehmeria platyphylla Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don var. macrostachya (Wight) Weddell; Splitgerbera macrostachya Wight; Urtica gracilis Aiton var. latifolia Farwell; Urtica dioica L. subsp. dioica Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don; Urtica dioica L. subsp. eudioica Selander; Urtica dioica L. subsp. hispida (de Candolle) Nyman, non J. Chrtek; Urtica dioica L. subsp. platyphylla (Weddell) Domin; Urtica dioica L. subsp. platyphylla (Weddell) P. Medvedev; Urtica dioica L. var. hispida (de Candolle) Grenier; Urtica dioica L. var. vulgaris Weddell; Urtica gracilis Aiton; Urtica hispidula Cariot; Urtica javalambrensis Pau; Urtica nebrodensis Gasparrini; Urtica major Kanitz; Urtica platyphylla Weddell et al., non Buchanan-Hamilton ex D. Don; Urtica takedane Ohwi; Urtica tibetica W. T. Wang
Common name (Japanese common name) ezo irakusa (エゾイラクサ, 蝦夷刺草 [meaningu: Ezo stinging weed (Ezo = an old name of Hokkaido)]), seiyou irakusa (セイヨウイラクサ, 西洋刺草 [meaing: European stinging weed])
(English common name) stinging nettle
Habitat Riverside, swamp
Distribution (Japan) Hokkaido, Honshu (East of Kinki region), Shikoku
(Other nations) Russia, China, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afganistan, Caucasus, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Europe, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, TunisiaCanada, USA, Mexico
Chromosomal number n=26, 2n=52
Description Plants 30-50cm tall. Leaves 8-16cm long. Flowers flowering in July to September. Perennial plants.
Reference Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem.
Boehmeria macrophylla Hornemann
Urtica dioica L.
Urtica dioica Linnaeus
Urtica dioica L. ssp. dioica
Urtica dioica L.
Urtica platyphylla
Isolation of cytoplasmic protein using chitasan (US Patent 4072666/1978)
Diphenyl ethers having herbicidal activity (US Patent 4550205/1985)
Deodorant (US Patent 4883651/1989)
Compositions of oats and nettle extracts to be used as a food additive or pharmaceutical preparation in human health care (US Patent 4886665/1989)
Medicinal agent and method for treatment of mastitis in animals and humans (US Patent 5061491/1991)
Pharmaceutical composition of ester derivatves of hecogenin and a method of use in the treatment of benign prostata hyperplasia (US Patent 5002939/1991)
Therapeutical compositions against psoriasis (US Patent 5165932/1992)
cDNA encoding a polypeptide including a hevein sequence (US Patent 5187262/1993)
Larvicidal lectins and plant insect resistance based thereon (US Patent 5407454/1995)
Synergistic herbicidal compositions comprising glyphosate or glufosinate in combination with a sulfonylurea herbicide (US Patent 5599769/1997)
Hair treatment system and kit for invigorating hair growth (US Patent 5750108/1998)
Highly concentrated mineralised natural complex for the integration of mineral oligoelements and method for its production (US Patent 6039953/2000)
Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) treatment in allergic disease (US Patent 6255294/2001)
Treatment of herpes infection with composition containing quaternary ammonium compound and an anti-viral agent (US Patent 6284289/2001)
Herbal-based pharmaceutical formulations (US Patent 6333056/2001)
Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) treatment in allergic disease (US Patent 6255294/2001)
Gums containing antimicrobial agents (US Patent 6248309/2001)
Method and composition for the treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) and prevention of prostate cancer (US Patent 6399115/2002)
Compositions for and method of treatment for psoriasis (US Patent 6403654/2002)
Process for the production of (−) 3,4-divanillyl tetrahydrofuran (US Patent 6372922/2002)
Cosmetic compositions comprising exfoliating enzymes and uses thereof (US Patent 6416769/2002)
Composition for the treatment of osteoarthritis (US Patent 6492429/2002)
Eyebrow pencil with agglomerated pigments (US Patent 6471951/2002)
Herbal composition and medicament against diabetes mellitus type II manufactured thereof (US Patent 6576270/2003)
Biocidal proteins (US Patent 6521590/2003)
Anti-aromatase pharmaceutical composition for controlling testosterone/estrone ratios (US Patent 6607755/2003)
Method of peeling and production of a preparation for its implementation (US Patent 6652868/2003)
Single-dose quick-dissolving cleansing agent with medicinal properties (US Patent 6664225/2003)
Extracts of celery seed for the prevention and treatment of pain, inflammation and gastrointestinal irritation (US Patent 6761913/2004)
Promoter inductible in plants, sequence incorporating same and resulting product (US Patent 6677505/2004)
Genetically modified plants with enhanced resistance to fungal diseases and a method of production thereof (US Patent 6956147/2005)
Inhibitors of apoptosis of nerve cells (US Patent 6953595/2005)
Method for treating type 2 diabetes with an extract of Artemisia (US Patent 6893627/2005)
Process and product extracted from herbal composition useful in controlling diabetes mellitus type II (US Patent 7056539/2006)
Composition for symptomatic relief of vaginitis (US Patent 7147860/2006)
Preparation for oral administration (US Patent 7135198/2006)
Micronized vitamin C formulation (US Patent 7101563/2006)
Application of dried nettle to the skin (US Patent 7018663/2006)
Mineral-protein preparations (MPP) and neuropathies in diabetes (US Patent 7074437/2006)
Preparation for the relief of disease (US Patent 7067158/2006)
Dietary supplement (US Patent 7022350/2006)
Composition for treating hair and scalp and method for preparing same (US Patent 7205009/2007)
Fusion proteins for insect control (US Patent 7196057/2007)
Mineral additives for improved processing of compositions containing vitamin E and saw palmetto (US Patent 7186421/2007)
Methods for producing pesticidal cotton plants expressing lectins (US Patent 7157617/2007)
Synergistic phytoceutical compositions (US Patent 7303772/2007)
Methods to identify biologically active agents and synergistic combinations (US Patent 7264933/2007)
Formulations for topical delivery of bioactive substances and methods for their use (US Patent 7241456/2007)
Composition and method to promote human hair growth (US Patent 7238375/2007)
Topical compositions for enhancing sexual responsiveness (US Patent 7214390/2007)
Topical treatment for dyshidrosis (pompholyx) and dry skin disorders (US Patent 7357950/2008)
Cytokinin oxidase promoter from maize (US Patent 7371925/2008)

June 2008
at Hokkaido University
Botanical Garden
June 2008
at Hokkaido University
Botanical Garden
June 2008
at Hokkaido University
Botanical Garden

June 2008
at Hokkaido University
Botanical Garden