Castanea dentata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
American chestnut
Castanea dentata

Medical use

Economic importance of Castanea dentata

Food additives flavoring
Gene sources primary genetic relative of American chestnut
Materials wod
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana , Maine , Massachusetts, Michigan , New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois , Missouri , Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Delaware, Florida , Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana , Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina , South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Adjuvant
Cystine found in Seed (1913 ppm)
Analgesic
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
AntiADD
Phenylalanine found in Seed (3746 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Antiacid
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Seed (29 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antialdosteronic
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Antialkalotic
Lysine found in Seed (4784 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Iron found in Seed (29 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Histidine found in Seed (2158 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Seed (29 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Anticataract
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Seed (29 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antidementia
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Seed (3746 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antieczemic
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Leucine found in Seed (5335 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Seed (2822 ppm)
Valine found in Seed (4622 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (11043 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antigastritic
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Antihepatotic
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Lysine found in Seed (4784 ppm)
Antihomocystinuric
Cystine found in Seed (1913 ppm)
Antihyperammonemic
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (11043 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antilithic
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (11043 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antimanic
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Seed (29 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antimorphinic
Aspartic-acid found in Seed (14362 ppm)
Antinephritic
Histidine found in Seed (2158 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (1709 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Antioxidant
Alanine found in Seed (4395 ppm)
Histidine found in Seed (2158 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Seed (3746 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Seed (2822 ppm)
Antipellagric
Isoleucine found in Seed (3438 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiphenylketonuric
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Seed (2822 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (11043 ppm)
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antipruritic
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Antipsychotic
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antiretardation
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (11043 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiscoliotic
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antisickling
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Seed (3746 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antitumor
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Antiulcer
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Histidine found in Seed (2158 ppm)
Threonine found in Seed (3389 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Seed (2822 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Antiuremic
Histidine found in Seed (2158 ppm)
Antivitiligic
Phenylalanine found in Seed (3746 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (11043 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (1709 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Aphrodisiac
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Astringent
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alanine found in Seed (4395 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Serine found in Seed (3697 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Seed (2822 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Deodorant
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Diuretic
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Emetic
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Essential
Histidine found in Seed (2158 ppm)
Isoleucine found in Seed (3438 ppm)
Leucine found in Seed (5335 ppm)
Lysine found in Seed (4784 ppm)
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Threonine found in Seed (3389 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Valine found in Seed (4622 ppm)
FLavor
Threonine found in Seed (3389 ppm)
Valine found in Seed (4622 ppm)
Glutathionigenic
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Seed (53 ppm)
Hypnotic
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Hypoammonemic
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Hypoarginanemic
Lysine found in Seed (4784 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Seed (44 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Phosphorus found in Seed (1709 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Insulinase-Inhibitor
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Insulinotonic
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Lipotropic
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Monoamine-Precursor
Phenylalanine found in Seed (3746 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Seed (2822 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
NO-Genic
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Neuroexcitant
Aspartic-acid found in Seed (14362 ppm)
Neuroinhibitor
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Neurotoxic
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (11043 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Seed (1709 ppm)
Oxidant
Alanine found in Seed (4395 ppm)
Histidine found in Seed (2158 ppm)
Pesticide
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Pituitary-Stimulant
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Prolactinogenic
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Seed (29 ppm)
Roborant
Aspartic-acid found in Seed (14362 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Seed (7 ppm)
Sedative
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Spermigenic
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Tremorigenic
Phenylalanine found in Seed (3746 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)
Tumor-Promoter
Tryptophan found in Seed (957 ppm)
Uricosuric
Glycine found in Seed (4038 ppm)
Urine-Acidifier
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Urine-Deodorant
Methionine found in Seed (1589 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Vasodilator
Arginine found in Seed (6778 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (427 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (34176 ppm)
Magnesium found in Seed (1406 ppm)
Potassium found in Seed (7541 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Seed (24 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Alanine Seed 2,469 4,395
Arginine Seed 3,808 6,778
Ash Seed 15,600 28,480
Aspartic-acid Seed 8,071 14,362
Calcium Seed 240 427
Carbohydrates Seed 485,700 864,546
Copper Seed 4 7
Cystine Seed 1,075 1,913
Fat Seed 12,600 24,208
Fiber Seed 19,000 34,176
Glutamic-acid Seed 6,204 11,043
Glycine Seed 2,268 4,038
Histidine Seed 1,230 2,158
Iron Seed 12 29
Isoleucine Seed 1,931 3,438
Leucine Seed 2,987 5,335
Lysine Seed 2,687 4,784
Magnesium Seed 790 1,406
Manganese Seed 19 44
Methionine Seed 893 1,589
Phenylalanine Seed 2,104 3,746
Phosphorus Seed 960 1,709
Potassium Seed 4,720 7,541
Proline Seed 2,141 3,811
Protein Seed 47,700 87,042
Serine Seed 2,077 3,697
Sodium Seed 30 53
Tannins Leaf 80,000 90,000
Threonine Seed 1,904 3,389
Tryptophan Seed 537 957
Tyrosine Seed 1,585 2,822
Valine Seed 2,596 4,622
Zinc Seed 10 24
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]