Yumberry health benefit also known as
Chinese bayberry by
Ray Sahelian, M.D.
March 15 2016
Yumberry has been used for medicinal purposes in China since ancient times. Yumberry has a high concentration of OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins), which are potent antioxidants.
Botanical name of the plant
The botanical name for yumberry is Myrica rubra. See also a list of berries.
No such human studies could be found by me as of 2016.
Fitoterapia. Jan 2014. Anti-inflammatory activity of sulfate-containing phenolic compounds isolated from the leaves of Myrica rubra. Three sulfated phenolic compounds, juglanin B (11R)-O-sulfate (1), myricetin 3´-O-sulfate (2), and ampelopsin 3´-O-sulfate (3), were isolated from the leaves of Myrica rubra.
Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2013. Biological activities of extracts from Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra Sieb. et Zucc.): a review. Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra Sieb. et Zucc.) is a subtropical fruit tree native to China and other Asian countries, and culture of this Myricaceae plant has been recorded in Chinese history for more than 2000 years. Bayberry fruit is delicious with attractive color, flavor, and high economic value. Compared with other berries, bayberry fruit is a rich source of cyanidin-3-glucoside, which accounts for at least 85 % of the anthocyanins in the fruit. Bayberry is also a plant with high medicinal value since different organs have been used historically as folk medicines. Research efforts suggest bayberry extracts contain antioxidants that exhibit bioactivities counteracting inflammation, allergens, diabetes, cancer, bacterial infection, diarrhea and other health issues.
Yumberry juice powder and yumberry concentrate are available.
Yumberry has tannins, polyphenols, anthocyanins, gallic acid, quercetin hexoside, quercetin deoxyhexoside, quercetin, protocatechuic acid, cyanidin, myricetin, and ellagic acid. Myricanone, myricanol and its glycosides were isolated from the stem bark of Myrica rubra.
Yumberry (Myrica rubra Sieb. & Zucc.) varieties include Biqi, Dongkui, and Zaodamei.