Cuscuta reflexa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
giant dodder Indian dodder
Cuscuta reflexa

Medical use

Economic importance of Cuscuta reflexa

Medicines folklore
Weed parasite potential sed contaminant

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan
    • China: China - Hunan, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java ; Malaysia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

Biological activities

11B-HSD-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Allergenic
Mannitol found in Plant
Analgesic
Mannitol found in Plant
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Anthelmintic
Mannitol found in Plant
AntiHIV
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiaflatoxin
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antialcoholic
Fructose found in Plant
Antiallergic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiamebic
Bergenin found in Plant
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Bergenin found in Plant
Antiatherogenic
Luteolin found in Plant
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Antibronchitic
Bergenin found in Plant
Anticancer
Kaempferol found in Plant
Anticarcinogenic
Luteolin found in Plant
Anticarcinomic
Luteolin found in Plant
Anticataract
Luteolin found in Plant
Anticomplementary
Luteolin found in Plant
Antidermatic
Luteolin found in Plant
Antidermatitic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Fructose found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Bergenin found in Plant
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Glucose found in Plant
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Antifeedant
Bergenin found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antifibrotic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antigingivitic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antiglaucomic
Mannitol found in Plant
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antihangover
Fructose found in Plant
Antihepatotic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiimplantation
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Bergenin found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Mannitol found in Plant
Antiketotic
Fructose found in Plant
Glucose found in Plant
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Antilymphocytic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Antimelanomic
Luteolin found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Mannitol found in Plant
Antinauseant
Fructose found in Plant
Antinephritic
Mannitol found in Plant
Antinociceptive
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Mannitol found in Plant
Antiperiodontic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antiplaque
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antipolio
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiproliferant
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiradicular
Kaempferol found in Plant
Mannitol found in Plant
Antiseptic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antiserotonin
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Mannitol found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antitumor-Promoter
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antitumor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Antitussive
Bergenin found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiulcer
Bergenin found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Plant
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Aphidifuge
Luteolin found in Plant
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
CNS-Stimulant
Mangiferin found in Plant
COX-2-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Luteolin found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Cardiotonic
Mangiferin found in Plant
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Chemopreventive
Luteolin found in Plant
Choleretic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Copper-Chelator
Kaempferol found in Plant
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Differentiator
Luteolin found in Plant
Diuretic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Mannitol found in Plant
Emetic
Mannitol found in Plant
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Flatugenic
Mannitol found in Plant
Fungicide
Kaempferol found in Plant
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Hyaluronidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Hypotensive
Kaempferol found in Plant
ICAM-1-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
IKK-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Inotropic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Iodothyronine-Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
JNK-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Laxative
Fructose found in Plant
Mannitol found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
MAO-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
MAPK-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Plant
Metalloproteinase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Mutagenic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Luteolin found in Plant
NEP-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
NO-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Natriuretic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Neoplastic
Fructose found in Plant
Nephrotoxic
Mannitol found in Plant
Neuroprotective
Kaempferol found in Plant
PAF-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
PTK-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Pesticide
Bergenin found in Plant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Mangiferin found in Plant
Mannitol found in Plant
Proliferant
Luteolin found in Plant
Prostaglandin-Synthetase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Protisticide
Kaempferol found in Plant
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Kaempferol found in Plant
Sedative
Bergenin found in Plant
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Succinoxidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Sweetener
Fructose found in Plant
Galactose found in Plant
Mannitol found in Plant
T-Cell-Stimulant
Mangiferin found in Plant
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Teratologic
Kaempferol found in Plant
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Uterotrophic
Kaempferol found in Plant
VEGF-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Vasodilator
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
iNOS-Inhibitor
Kaempferol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Amarbelin Seed
Bergenin Plant
Beta-sitosterol Plant
Cucutalin Seed
Fructose Plant
Galactose Plant
Glucose Plant
Kaempferol Plant
Luteolin Plant
Mangiferin Plant
Mannitol Plant
Rhamnose Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]