Daphne blagayana

Daphne blagayana is a species of flowering plant in the genus Daphne. It was discovered in 1837 near Polhov Gradec (now northeastern Slovenia) by Heinrich Freyer and named after the botanist Rihard Blagaj.

Daphne blagayana
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Daphne
D. blagayana
Binomial name
Daphne blagayana


Growing to 40 cm (16 in), this trailing evergreen shrub bears fragrant white flowers in early spring. The flowers are followed by round pink or white berries.[1]

Chenmical and medicinal propertiesEdit

Plants of this species have been used for medicinal purposes because they are found to have antioxidant properties, useful in treating skin diseases, toothache, and malaria, and may be used as a natural laxative or anticoagulant.[2] Cytokines that are directly involved in the inflammatory response are reduced, allowing this effect to occur. [3]


  1. ^ "Daphne blagayana". RHS. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  2. ^ Manojlovic, Nedeljko; Sovrlic, Miroslav; Maskovic, Pavle; Vasiljevic, Perica; Juskovic, Marina (2014-03-01). "Phenolic and Flavonoid Content and Antioxidant Activity of Daphne Blagayana Growing in Serbia". Serbian Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research. 15 (1): 21–27. doi:10.2478/sjecr-2014-0003.
  3. ^ Sovrlić, Miroslav; Vasiljević, P.; Jušković, M.; Mašković, P.; Manojlović, N. (2014). "Antimicrobial activity and HPLC analysis of Daphne blagayana L. (Thymelaeceae) extracts". Praxis medica. 43 (4): 93–97. doi:10.5937/pramed1404093S. ISSN 0350-8773.

External linksEdit

  • Flora, oder (Allgemeine) Botanischer Zeitung. Regensberg
  • USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Daphne blagayana in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed on 09-Oct-10.

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