Mucuna pruriens Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
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Mucuna pruriens

Medical use

Economic importance of Mucuna pruriens

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Sao Tome and Principe; Zaire
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Palmitoleic-acid found in Seed (630 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (12475 ppm)
ACE-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Glutathione found in Seed
ANS-Paralytic
Nicotine found in Seed
ANS-Stimulant
Nicotine found in Seed
Abortifacient
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Serotonin found in Seed
Addictive
Nicotine found in Seed
Adjuvant
Cystine found in Seed (2965 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Allergenic
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Analgesic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Nicotine found in Seed
Serotonin found in Seed
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Anorectic
Nicotine found in Seed
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Anthelmintic
Mucunain found in Seed
AntiHIV
Gallic-acid found in Seed
AntiLyme
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
AntiMRSA
Gallic-acid found in Seed
AntiMS
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Antiacid
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Antiacne
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Antiacrodynic
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antiadenovirus
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antiaggregant
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Serotonin found in Seed
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Seed (200 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antialdosteronic
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Antialkalotic
Lysine found in Seed (20564 ppm)
Antiallergenic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antialopecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Choline found in Seed
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antiamebic
Tryptamine found in Seed
Antianaphylactic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Seed (200 ppm)
Antianginal
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Antiarabiflavinotic
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Histidine found in Seed (6945 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antiataxic
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antibronchitic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Anticancer
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Anticanker
Iron found in Seed (200 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Anticarcinomic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Anticarpal-Tunnel
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Anticataract
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Anticervicaldysplasic
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Seed (200 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Antichilblain
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Anticholinesterase
Bufotenine found in Seed
Serotonin found in Seed
Antichoreic
Choline found in Seed
Anticirrhotic
Choline found in Seed
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Serotonin found in Seed
Anticoronary
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Anticystinuric
Choline found in Seed
Anticytotoxic
Glutathione found in Seed
Antidecubitic
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antidementia
Choline found in Seed
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antidepressant
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Serotonin found in Seed
Antidermatitic
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Choline found in Seed
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Choline found in Seed
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antidysphagic
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antieczemic
Glutathione found in Seed
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antiencephalopathic
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Leucine found in Seed (25175 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Seed (16907 ppm)
Valine found in Seed (18232 ppm)
Antiendoccytotic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antiendotoxic
Serotonin found in Seed
Antiepileptic
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (40440 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antiescherichic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Nicotine found in Seed
Antifatigue
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Nicotine found in Seed
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antifibrinolytic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Antiflu
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antifumitory
Nicotine found in Seed
Antigastric
Serotonin found in Seed
Antigastrisecretogogic
Serotonin found in Seed
Antigastritic
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antiglossitic
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antigranular
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Antihangover
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antihemolytic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Glutathione found in Seed
Antihepatomic
Saponins found in Seed (21000 ppm)
Antihepatotic
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antiherpetic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Lysine found in Seed (20564 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antihomocysteine
Choline found in Seed
Antihomocystinuric
Cystine found in Seed (2965 ppm)
Antihyperactivity
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antihyperammonemic
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (40440 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antihypertensive
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antiimplantation
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Antiinsomnic
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antiischemic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antikeratitic
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Antileishmanic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antileukotriene-D4
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Antileukotriene
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antilithic
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (40440 ppm)
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antimanic
Choline found in Seed
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Seed (200 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Antimicrobial
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antimigraine
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antimitogenic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antimorphinic
Aspartic-acid found in Seed (42080 ppm)
Antimorphinistic
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Saponins found in Seed (21000 ppm)
Antimutilation
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antinephritic
Histidine found in Seed (6945 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antineuroblastomic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antinitrosaminic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antinociceptive
Choline found in Seed
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (4700 ppm)
Antioxidant
Alanine found in Seed (11600 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Glutathione found in Seed
Histidine found in Seed (6945 ppm)
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed (125 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Dopa found in Seed (48000 ppm)
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Seed (16907 ppm)
Antipellagric
Isoleucine found in Seed (15900 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antiperoxidant
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antiphenylketonuric
Tyrosine found in Seed (16907 ppm)
Antiphotophobic
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Antipolio
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antipoliomyelitic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Antipredatory
Serotonin found in Seed
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antiproliferative
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (40440 ppm)
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Antiproteolytic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antipruritic
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Antiradicular
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antireserpine
Serotonin found in Seed
Antiretardation
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (40440 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Antisclerodermic
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Antiscoliotic
Serotonin found in Seed
Antiscotomic
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antiseborrheic
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Antiseptic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antisickling
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antisprue
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antisteatotic
Choline found in Seed
Antistress
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Antitourette
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Antitumor-Promoter
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antitumor
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Antiulcer
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Histidine found in Seed (6945 ppm)
Threonine found in Seed (13250 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Seed (16907 ppm)
Antiuremic
Histidine found in Seed (6945 ppm)
Antivertigo
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (40440 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (4700 ppm)
Aphrodisiac
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Bufotenine found in Seed
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Astringent
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Bacteristat
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Bronchoconstrictor
Serotonin found in Seed
Bronchodilator
Gallic-acid found in Seed
CNS-Active
Bufotenine found in Seed
Calcium-Antagonist
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Alanine found in Seed (11600 ppm)
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Glutathione found in Seed
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed (125 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Riboflavin found in Seed (2.7 ppm)
Serine found in Seed (16220 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Seed (16907 ppm)
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Carcinogenic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Cardiodepressant
Choline found in Seed
Cardioprotective
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Cardiovascular
Bufotenine found in Seed
Nicotine found in Seed
Serotonin found in Seed
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Catechol-O-Methyltransferase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Cerebrophilic
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Cerebrotonic
Choline found in Seed
Choleretic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Cholinergic
Choline found in Seed
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Nicotine found in Seed
Circulotonic
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Coagulant
Serotonin found in Seed
Comedolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Cosmetic
Behenic-acid found in Seed (2265 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed (125 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (12475 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Cytotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
DOPA-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Diuretic
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Dopaminigenic
Nicotine found in Seed
Ectoparasiticide
Nicotine found in Seed
Emetic
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Epinephrininergic
Nicotine found in Seed
Essential
Histidine found in Seed (6945 ppm)
Isoleucine found in Seed (15900 ppm)
Leucine found in Seed (25175 ppm)
Lysine found in Seed (20564 ppm)
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Threonine found in Seed (13250 ppm)
Valine found in Seed (18232 ppm)
Estrogen-Agonist
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Euphoriant
Serotonin found in Seed
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (12475 ppm)
Threonine found in Seed (13250 ppm)
Valine found in Seed (18232 ppm)
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Fibrinolytic
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Flatulent
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Floral-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Fungicide
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Fungistat
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Glutathionigenic
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Hallucinogenic
Bufotenine found in Seed
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Hemostat
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Choline found in Seed
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Hepatotoxic
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Herbicide
Nicotine found in Seed
Histidine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Hypercholesterolemic
Myristic-acid found in Seed (125 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Hyperglycemic
Nicotine found in Seed
Hypertensive
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Bufotenine found in Seed
Tryptamine found in Seed
Hypoammonemic
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Hypoarginanemic
Lysine found in Seed (20564 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (12475 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Choline found in Seed
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Ileorelaxant
Choline found in Seed
Immunomodulator
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Saponins found in Seed (21000 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (4700 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Insecticide
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Nicotine found in Seed
Insectifuge
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Insulin-Sparing
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Lipase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Lipotropic
Choline found in Seed
Lecithin found in Seed (100000 ppm)
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Lubricant
Myristic-acid found in Seed (125 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (12475 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
MDR-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Memorigenic
Choline found in Seed
Metastatic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Monoamine-Precursor
Tyrosine found in Seed (16907 ppm)
Mydriatic
Bufotenine found in Seed
Myorelaxant
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Serotonin found in Seed
Myostimulant
Serotonin found in Seed
NADH-Ubiquinone-Oxidoreductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
NO-Genic
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
NO-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Natriuretic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Nematicide
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed (125 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Nematistat
Nicotine found in Seed
Nephrotoxic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Neuroexcitant
Aspartic-acid found in Seed (42080 ppm)
Neuroinhibitor
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Neurotoxic
Glutamic-acid found in Seed (40440 ppm)
Nicotine found in Seed
Neurotransmitter
Serotonin found in Seed
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Seed (4700 ppm)
Oxidant
Alanine found in Seed (11600 ppm)
Histidine found in Seed (6945 ppm)
Oxytocic
Serotonin found in Seed
PTK-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Parasympathomimetic
Choline found in Seed
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (12475 ppm)
Peroxidase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Pesticide
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Mucunain found in Seed
Nicotine found in Seed
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.7 ppm)
Tryptamine found in Seed
Phytoalexin
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Pituitary-Stimulant
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Pituitary-sensitizer
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Seed (200 ppm)
Propecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (30680 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (11400 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (12475 ppm)
Proteolytic
Mucunain found in Seed
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Respiraparalytic
Bufotenine found in Seed
Roborant
Aspartic-acid found in Seed (42080 ppm)
Secretogogue
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Sedative
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Bufotenine found in Seed
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Nicotine found in Seed
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (33830 ppm)
Palmitoleic-acid found in Seed (630 ppm)
Spasmogenic
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Spermigenic
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Styptic
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Succinic-Dehydrogenase-Inhibitor
Serotonin found in Seed
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Seed (12475 ppm)
Teratogenic
Serotonin found in Seed
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Seed
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Poison
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Nicotine found in Seed
Trypanosomastat
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Ulcerogenic
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Beta-sitosterol found in Seed
Serotonin found in Seed
Uricosuric
Glycine found in Seed (15265 ppm)
Urine-Acidifier
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Urine-Deodorant
Methionine found in Seed (3975 ppm)
Uterotrophic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
VEGF-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (8 ppm)
Vasoactive
Serotonin found in Seed
Vasoconstrictor
5-hydroxytryptamine found in Seed
Serotonin found in Seed
Vasodilator
Arginine found in Seed (26180 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (1600 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (95000 ppm)
Niacin found in Seed (34 ppm)
Vasopressor
Tryptamine found in Seed
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Gallic-acid found in Seed

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
1-methyl-3-carboxy-6,7-dihydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinolone Plant
5-hydroxytryptamine Seed
5-methoxy-n,n-dimethyltryptamine-n-oxide Seed
5-oxyindole-3-alkylamine Seed
6-methoxyharman Leaf
Alanine Seed 5,475 11,600
Arachidic-acid Seed 65 1,385
Arginine Seed 12,350 26,180
Ash Seed 30,000 44,000
Aspartic-acid Seed 19,850 42,080
Behenic-acid Seed 140 2,265
Beta-carboline Seed
Beta-sitosterol Seed
Bufotenine Seed
Calcium Seed 1,320 1,600
Carbohydrates Seed 529,000 667,000
Choline Seed
Cis-12,13-epoxyoctadec-trans-9-cis-acid Seed
Cis-12,13-epoxyoctadec-trans-9-enoic-acid Seed
Cystine Seed 1,400 2,965
Dopa Seed 2,400 48,000
Fat Seed 7,000 63,000
Fiber Seed 46,000 95,000
Gallic-acid Seed
Genistein Leaf Diffusate 8
Glutamic-acid Seed 19,075 40,440
Glutathione Seed
Glycine Seed 7,200 15,265
Histidine Seed 3,275 6,945
Hydroxygenistein Leaf Diffusate 26
Indole-3-alkylamine Seed
Iron Seed 200
Isoleucine Seed 7,500 15,900
Kilocalories Seed 3,440 3,970
Lecithin Seed 100,000
Leucine Seed 11,875 25,175
Linoleic-acid Seed 715 30,680
Linolenic-acid Seed 265 5,800
Lysine Seed 9,700 20,564
Methionine Seed 1,875 3,975
Mucunadine Seed
Mucunain Seed
Mucunine Seed
Myristic-acid Seed 15 125
N,n-dimethyltryptamine Seed
N,n-dimethyltryptamine-n-oxide Seed
Niacin Seed 17 34
Nicotine Seed
Oleic-acid Seed 735 11,400
Palmitic-acid Seed 1,365 33,830
Palmitoleic-acid Seed 35 630
Phenyalanine Seed 7,500 15,900
Phosphorus Seed 3,200 4,700
Proline Seed 9,225 19,555
Protein Seed 155,000 331,000
Prurienidine Seed
Prurienine Seed
Riboflavin Seed 1.1 2.7
Saponins Seed 21,000
Serine Seed 7,650 16,220
Serotonin Seed
Stearic-acid Seed 390 12,475
Thiamin Seed 1.4 5.7
Threonine Seed 6,250 13,250
Tryptamine Seed
Tyrosine Seed 7,975 16,907
Valine Seed 8,600 18,232
Vernolic-acid Seed
Water Seed 71,000 114,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]