Cnidoscolus chayamansa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
tree-spinach
Cnidoscolus chayamansa

Economic importance of Cnidoscolus chayamansa

Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Guatemala

Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Adjuvant
Cystine found in Leaf (5270 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Allergenic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
AntiADD
Phenylalanine found in Leaf (18600 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
AntiPMS
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antiacid
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Antiacne
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Leaf (600 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antialdosteronic
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Antialkalotic
Lysine found in Leaf (15190 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Leaf (600 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Anticancer
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Leaf (600 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Leaf (600 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Anticoronary
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Leaf (18600 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Leucine found in Leaf (17980 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Valine found in Leaf (15190 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Glutamic-acid found in Leaf (58900 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antihepatotic
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Lysine found in Leaf (15190 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antihomocystinuric
Cystine found in Leaf (5270 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antihyperammonemic
Glutamic-acid found in Leaf (58900 ppm)
Antihyperkeratotic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Antiichythyotic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antileukoplakic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antilipoperoxidant
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Glutamic-acid found in Leaf (58900 ppm)
Antilupus
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antimastitic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Leaf (600 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antimorphinic
Aspartic-acid found in Leaf (42470 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4100 ppm)
Antioxidant
Alanine found in Leaf (14260 ppm)
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Antiozenic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antipapillomic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Leaf (18600 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antipellagric
Isoleucine found in Plant (9610 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antiphenylketonuric
Tyrosine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Antiporphyric
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Glutamic-acid found in Leaf (58900 ppm)
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Antipruritic
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Antiretardation
Glutamic-acid found in Leaf (58900 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antisickling
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Leaf (18600 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Antitumor
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Threonine found in Leaf (10230 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Antivitiligic
Phenylalanine found in Leaf (18600 ppm)
Antixerophthalmic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Glutamic-acid found in Leaf (58900 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4100 ppm)
Aphrodisiac
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
COX-1-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
COX-2-Inhibitor
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alanine found in Leaf (14260 ppm)
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Leaf (25 ppm)
Serine found in Leaf (10230 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Colorant
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Diuretic
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Emetic
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Essential
Isoleucine found in Plant (9610 ppm)
Leucine found in Leaf (17980 ppm)
Lysine found in Leaf (15190 ppm)
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Threonine found in Leaf (10230 ppm)
Valine found in Leaf (15190 ppm)
FLavor
Threonine found in Leaf (10230 ppm)
Valine found in Leaf (15190 ppm)
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Gastroprotective
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Glutathionigenic
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Hypoammonemic
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Hypoarginanemic
Lysine found in Leaf (15190 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4100 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Interferon-Synergist
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Lipotropic
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Monoamine-Precursor
Phenylalanine found in Leaf (18600 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Mucogenic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
NO-Genic
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Neuroexcitant
Aspartic-acid found in Leaf (42470 ppm)
Neuroinhibitor
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Neurotoxic
Glutamic-acid found in Leaf (58900 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Leaf (4100 ppm)
Oxidant
Alanine found in Leaf (14260 ppm)
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Thiamin found in Leaf (15 ppm)
Phagocytotic
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Pituitary-Stimulant
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Prooxidant
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Iron found in Leaf (600 ppm)
Roborant
Aspartic-acid found in Leaf (42470 ppm)
Sedative
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Spermigenic
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Thymoprotective
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Tremorigenic
Phenylalanine found in Leaf (18600 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-carotene found in Leaf (425 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Glycine found in Leaf (10850 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Urine-Acidifier
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Urine-Deodorant
Methionine found in Leaf (3720 ppm)
Vasodilator
Arginine found in Leaf (34720 ppm)
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)
Calcium found in Leaf (21050 ppm)
Fiber found in Leaf (130000 ppm)
Niacin found in Leaf (85 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12200 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Alanine Leaf 2,850 14,260
Arginine Leaf 6,945 34,720
Ascorbic-acid Leaf 1,960 12,200
Ash Leaf 17,000 130,000
Aspartic-acid Leaf 8,495 42,470
Beta-carotene Leaf 60 425
Calcium Leaf 2,260 21,050
Carbohydrates Leaf 61,000 305,000
Cystine Leaf 1,055 5,270
Fat Leaf 16,000 80,000
Fiber Leaf 19,000 130,000
Glutamic-acid Leaf 11,780 58,900
Glycine Leaf 2,170 10,850
Iron Leaf 50 600
Isoleucine Plant 1,920 9,610
Leucine Leaf 3,600 17,980
Lysine Leaf 3,040 15,190
Methionine Leaf 745 3,720
Niacin Leaf 2 85
Phenylalanine Leaf 3,720 18,600
Phosphorus Leaf 540 4,100
Proline Leaf 620 3,100
Protein Leaf 62,000 310,000
Riboflavin Leaf 3 25
Serine Leaf 2,045 10,230
Thiamin Leaf 2 15
Threonine Leaf 2,045 10,230
Tyrosine Leaf 2,170 10,850
Valine Leaf 3,040 15,190
Water Leaf 764,000 811,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]