Cassia obtusifolia Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
American sicklepod coffee-weed Java-bean sicklepod sicklepod senna
Cassia obtusifolia

Medical use

Economic importance of Cassia obtusifolia

Medicines folklore folklore
Weed potential sed contaminant potential sed contaminant

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Missouri
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan

Biological activities

Anthelmintic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
AntiHIV
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antibacterial
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Anticancer
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antileukemic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antimalarial
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antiplasmodial
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antitumor
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Antiviral
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Phospholipase-A2-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Betulinic-acid found in Root (5000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Betulinic-acid Root 5,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]