Gleditsia triacanthos Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
honey-locust sweet-bean sweet-locust thornless honey-locust three-thorn-acacia
Gleditsia triacanthos

Medical use

Economic importance of Gleditsia triacanthos

Environmental erosion control ornamental shade/shelter
Animal food potential as foder potential as forage
Materials wod
Medicines folklore
Weed potential sed contaminant

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Naturalized
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Naturalized
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • Australia: Australia
  • EUROPE
    Naturalized
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czechoslovakia; Germany
    • East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Italy; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, Michigan , Pennsylvania
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota , Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota , Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland , Mississippi, North Carolina , South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Naturalized
    • United States
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Southern South America: Argentina

Biological activities

5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Fisetin found in Wood
Abortifacient
Hypoxysin found in Leaf
Acetylcholinergic
Glucose found in Fruit (44400 ppm)
Acidulant
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Adrenergic
Tyramine found in Leaf
Allergenic
Fisetin found in Wood
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Leaf
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
AntiUTI
Mannose found in Seed
Antiadhesive
Mannose found in Seed
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antibacterial
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Fustin found in Wood
Tannin found in Leaf
Anticancer
Tannin found in Leaf
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Leaf
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Anticystitic
Mannose found in Seed
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiedemic
Glucose found in Fruit (44400 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Glucose found in Fruit (44400 ppm)
Glucuronic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiherpetic
Fustin found in Wood
Antihistaminic
Fisetin found in Wood
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antiketotic
Glucose found in Fruit (44400 ppm)
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (3200 ppm)
Antiotitic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Leaf
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Antistress
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Leaf
Antitumor
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Tannin found in Leaf
Antivaginitic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Antivaricose
Glucose found in Fruit (44400 ppm)
Antiviral
Fisetin found in Wood
Fustin found in Wood
Tannin found in Leaf
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (3200 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Capillariprotective
Leucocyanidin found in Fruit
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Leaf
Cardioprotective
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Cardiovascular
Tyramine found in Leaf
Chelator
Tannin found in Leaf
Detoxicant
Glucuronic-acid found in Resin, Exudate, Sap
Diuretic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Expectorant
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Fungicide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Hyperglycemic
Glucose found in Fruit (44400 ppm)
Hypertensive
Tyramine found in Leaf
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Leaf
Insectifuge
Tyramine found in Leaf
Iodothyronine-Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Fisetin found in Wood
Keratitigenic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Laxative
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Fisetin found in Wood
Tannin found in Leaf
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Memory-Enhancer
Glucose found in Fruit (44400 ppm)
Mucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Neurotoxic
Tyramine found in Leaf
Oncostatic
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Leaf
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Seed (3200 ppm)
Osteolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Oxidase-Inhibitor
Fisetin found in Wood
Fustin found in Wood
Oxytocic
Hypoxysin found in Leaf
Perfumery
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Pesticide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Fisetin found in Wood
Fustin found in Wood
Tannin found in Leaf
Tyramine found in Leaf
Protisticide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Leaf
Spermicide
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Sweetener
Galactose found in Seed
Sympathomimetic
Tyramine found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Fisetin found in Wood
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Fisetin found in Wood
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Ulcerogenic
Acetic-acid found in Seed
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Seed (2800 ppm)
Fiber found in Fruit (127000 ppm);found in Seed (211000 ppm)
Vasopressor
Tyramine found in Leaf
Verrucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Seed

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
(+)-catechin Fruit
(-)-epicatechin-3-glucoside Fruit
5-(3,4-dihydroxycinnamoyl)-(-)-quinic-acid Shoot
7,3',4',5'-tetrahydroxyisoflavanol Seed
Acetic-acid Seed
Acrammerin Leaf
Alkaloid Flower 2,000
Ash Fruit 54,000
Seed 38,000 40,000
Calcium Seed 2,800
Carbohydrates Fruit 669,000 969,000
Seed 847,000
Dihydroxy-4-methoxy-isoflavone Fruit
Dihydroxystearic-acid Seed
Epicatechol-3-d-glucoside-dihydriate Seed 19,000
Fat Fruit 46,000
Seed 8,000 30,000
Fiber Fruit 127,000
Seed 211,000
Fisetin Wood
Fustin Wood
Galactose Seed
Gleditschiosides Plant
Glucose Fruit 39,000 44,400
Glucuronic-acid Resin, Exudate, Sap
Hypoxysin Leaf
Leucocyanidin Fruit
Mannogalactan Seed
Mannose Seed
N-methyl-beta-phenylethylamine Leaf
Olmelin Leaf
Phlobaphene Seed
Phosphorus Seed 3,200
Protein Fruit 231,000
Seed 210,000
Quercetin-diglucoside Fruit
Sativic-acid Seed
Tannin Leaf
Tetrahydroxystearic-acid Seed
Tocopherols Seed 40
Triacanthine Leaf 5,000
Triacanthosides Plant
Tyramine Leaf
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]