Eriobotrya japonica

Family Rosaceae
Scientific name Eriobotrya japonica (Thunberg) Lindley
Synonyms Crataegus bibas Loureiro; Mespilus japonica Thunberg; Photinia japonica (Thunberg) Hooker f. & Bentham ex Ascherson & Schweinfurth
Common name (Japanese common name) biwa [Japanese lute]
(English common name) bibasse, Japanese loquat, Japanese medlar
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu
(Other nations) [native] China
Chromosomal number 2n=34
Description Plants 10m. Leaves 16-20cm length. Flowers white, flowering in November to December. Evergreen. Arbor trees.
Reference Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.
Eriobotrya japonica (Thunberg) Lindley
Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.)Lindl.
Loquat-leaf moxibustion therapy and a moxa stick for use in the therapy (US Patent 4325371/1982)
Extract and pharmaceutical composition for treatment of calcium oxalate stone disease (US Patent 5137722/1992)
Clinical marker and therapeutic agent in kidney stone disease and methods of use (US Patent 5376553/1994)
Topically applied hair restorer containing pine extract (US Patent 5494667/1996)
Flavanonol derivatives and hair-nourishing, hair growing compositions containing the derivatives (US Patent 5702691/1997)
Antibiotic preparation and use of the same in plants (US Patent 5604208/1997)
Method for complexing a free metal ion (US Patent 5719138/1998)
Cream formulation for topical application (US Patent 5874094/1999)
Flavanonol derivatives and hair-nourishing, hair-growing compositions containing the derivatives (US Patent 5876703/1999)
Use of eriobotrya japonica extract, in particular in cosmetics for stimulating glycosaminoglycan synthesis (US Patent 5955083/1999)
Use of potentilla erecta extract in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical field (US Patent 6193975/2001)
Cream formulation for topical application (US Patent 6261574/2001)
Sustained release hair growth composition (US Patent 6255313/2001)
Cosmetic treatment method for fighting against skin ageing effects (US Patent 6471972/2002)
Combinations of diterpene triepoxide lactones and ditepene lactones or triterpenes for synergistic inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2 (US Patent 6629835/2003)
Blood glucose modulating compositions and methods (US Patent 6908632/2003)
Corosolic acid formulation and its application for weight-loss management and blood sugar balance (US Patent 6784206/2004)
Percutaneous administration preparations (US Patent 6827944/2004)
Oral composition, method of making the oral composition and oral hygiene method in japanese and chinese herbal remedy (US Patent 6811769/2004)
External skin care composition (US Patent 6878378/2005)
Process for producing corosolic acid (US Patent 7071229/2006)
Antiviral substances from plant cuticular and epicuticular material (US Patent 7083814/2006)
Cinnamomi and poria composition, method to prepare same and uses thereof (US Patent 7052700/2006)
Lipolysis stimulator (US Patent 7300675/2007)
Composition for preventing and treating type I allergy (US Patent 7211567/2007)
Compositions that treat or inhibit pathological conditions associated with inflammatory response (US Patent 7270835/2007)
Cosmetics (US Patent 20060165644)
Note Naturalized plants in ancient era from China.

December 2006
at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
December 2006
at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
December 2006
at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

December 2006
at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden