Galeopsis segetum Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
downy hemp-nettle hemp-nettle

Galeopsis segetum, commonly known as Downy Hempnettle, is a species of flowering plant in the sage family, Lamiaceae. It grows as a weed in arable ground throughout Europe. Although superficially resembling the Stinging nettle it is of a different family and does not sting.

Galeopsis segetum

Economic importance of Galeopsis segetum

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; United Kingdom
    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Netherlands; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Former Yugoslavia; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

Biological activities

Analgesic
Harpagide found in Shoot
Antiarthritic
Harpagide found in Shoot
Antiinflammatory
Harpagide found in Shoot
Astringent
Antirrhinoside found in Shoot
Calcium-Antagonist
Harpagide found in Shoot
Cytotoxic
8-o-acetylharpagide found in Shoot
Stomachic
Iridoids found in Shoot

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
8-hydroxyflavones Shoot
8-o-acetylharpagide Shoot
Antirrhinoside Shoot
Antirrhinoside-5-o-glucoside Shoot
Flavonoids Shoot
Harpagide Shoot
Hypolaetin-4'-methyl ether-7-(2"-allosyl)-glucoside Shoot
Iridoids Shoot
Silica Shoot 6,000 10,000
Tannins Shoot 50,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]