Malva neglecta Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
common mallow dwarf mallow

Malva neglecta is also known as Common mallow in the United States and also buttonweed, cheeseplant, cheeseweed, dwarf mallow and roundleaf mallow. Although often considered a weed, this plant is often consumed as a food. This is especially true of the seeds, which contain 21% protein and 15.2% fat. The plant is an invasive in the United States.

Malva neglecta

Medical use

Economic importance of Malva neglecta

Human food vegetable
Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals
Weed potential sed contaminant

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Pakistan
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Belarus; Lithuania; Moldova; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy ; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

Biological activities

Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Flower
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Flower
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Choline found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Tannin found in Flower
Anticancer
Tannin found in Flower
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Flower
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antichoreic
Choline found in Plant
Anticirrhotic
Choline found in Plant
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Anticystinuric
Choline found in Plant
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Choline found in Plant
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Choline found in Plant
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Flower
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Flower
Antidyskinetic
Choline found in Plant
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Tannin found in Flower
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antihomocysteine
Choline found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Tannin found in Flower
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Flower
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antimanic
Choline found in Plant
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Tannin found in Flower
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Flower
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Choline found in Plant
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Flower
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Tannin found in Flower
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Tannin found in Flower
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Flower
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antisteatotic
Choline found in Plant
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Flower
Antitumor
Tannin found in Flower
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Tannin found in Flower
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Tannin found in Flower
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Tannin found in Flower
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Flower
Cardiodepressant
Choline found in Plant
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Cerebrotonic
Choline found in Plant
Chelator
Tannin found in Flower
Cholinergic
Choline found in Plant
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Flower
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Flower
Hepatoprotective
Choline found in Plant
Tannin found in Flower
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Choline found in Plant
Ileorelaxant
Choline found in Plant
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Flower
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Lipotropic
Choline found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Flower
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Flower
Memorigenic
Choline found in Plant
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Flower
Parasympathomimetic
Choline found in Plant
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Tannin found in Flower
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Flower
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (1175 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Flower

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Arabinose Plant
Ascorbic-acid Leaf 1,175
Ash Plant 172,500 174,500
Choline Plant
Fat Seed 70,000 152,000
Nitrogen Plant 4,100 4,200
Octacosane Plant
Protein Seed 210,000
Tannin Flower
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]