Polygonum aviculare Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
American knotweed common knotweed doorweed English knotgrass knotgrass knotweed narrow-leaf knotweed northern knotweed prostrate knotweed wireweed

Polygonum aviculare or common knotgrass is a plant related to buckwheat and dock. It is also called birdweed, pigweed and lowgrass. It is an annual found in fields and wasteland, with white flowers from June to October.

Polygonum aviculare

Medical use

Economic importance of Polygonum aviculare

Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals
Weed potential sed contaminant

Gallery

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Biological activities

11B-HSD-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
5-HT-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Plant
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
ACE-Inhibitor
Quercitrin found in Plant
ATPase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Avicularin found in Plant
Hyperin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Allelochemic
Catechin found in Plant
Delphinidin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Allergenic
Delphinidin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Analgesic
Quercetin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
AntiCVI
Rutin found in Plant
AntiGTF
Quercetin found in Plant
AntiHIV
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
AntiPMS
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiaflatoxin
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antiaging
Quercetin found in Plant
Antialcoholic
Catechin found in Plant
Antiallergenic
Myricetin found in Plant
Antiallergic
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antialzheimeran
Quercetin found in Plant
Antianacarditic
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antianaphylactic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiapoplectic
Rutin found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Quercitrin found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antiasthmatic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiatherogenic
Rutin found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antibacterial
Catechin found in Plant
Hyperin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antibiotic
Avicularin found in Plant
Anticancer
Rutin found in Plant
Anticapillary-Fragility
Rutin found in Plant
Anticariogenic
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Anticataract
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Anticlastogen
Rutin found in Plant
Anticolitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Anticomplementary
Quercetin found in Plant
Anticonvulsant
Rutin found in Plant
Anticystitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antidandruff
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antidecubitic
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antidementia
Rutin found in Plant
Antidepressant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antidermatitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antidermatotic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antidiarrheic
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antidote
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antieczemic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antiedemic
Catechin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antielastase
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiencephalitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antiendotoxic
Catechin found in Plant
Antienteritic
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antierythemic
Rutin found in Plant
Antiescherichic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiestrogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antifeedant
Catechin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antifibrosarcomic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiflu
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Antigargantitic
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antigastric
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antigingivitic
Myricetin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antiglaucomic
Rutin found in Plant
Antigonadotrophic
Myricetin found in Plant
Antigonadotropic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antihematuric
Rutin found in Plant
Antihemorrhagic
Quercitrin found in Plant
Antihemorrhoidal
Rutin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antihepatitic
Catechin found in Plant
Antihepatotoxic
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Catechin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antihydrophobic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antihyperlipidemic
Catechin found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antiichthyosic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Catechin found in Plant
Hyperin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antiischemic
Hyperin found in Plant
Antileishmanic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antileukemic
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antileukotriene
Quercetin found in Plant
Antilipoperoxidant
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antimalarial
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antimelanomic
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antimetastatic
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antimyocarditic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antinephritic
Rutin found in Plant
Antineuralgic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antinitrosaminic
Quercetin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antinociceptive
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antiobesity
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antioncychomycotic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antiophidic
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antiosteotic
Catechin found in Plant
Antioxidant
Catechin found in Plant
Delphinidin found in Plant
Hyperin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antipancreatitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiperiodic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antiperiodontal
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiperiodontic
Myricetin found in Plant
Antiperistaltic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipermeability
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiperoxidant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antipharyngitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antiplaque
Catechin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiplasmodial
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiplatelet
Rutin found in Plant
Antipodagric
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antipodriac
Quercetin found in Plant
Antipolio
Quercetin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antiproliferant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antiprostaglandin
Catechin found in Plant
Antiprostanoid
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antiprotozoal
Rutin found in Plant
Antipsoriac
Quercetin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antipurpuric
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antipyretic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antiradicular
Catechin found in Plant
Hyperin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antirheumatic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antirhinitic
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antisclerodermic
Catechin found in Plant
Antiseborrheic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antiseptic
Myricetin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antistaphylococcic
Quercitrin found in Plant
Antistomatitic
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antistreptococcic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antisunburn
Rutin found in Plant
Antithiamin
Quercetin found in Plant
Antithrombic
Quercetin found in Plant
Antithrombogenic
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antithyroid
Rutin found in Plant
Antitonsilitic
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antitrypanosomic
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antitumor-Promoter
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Antitumor
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antitussive
Hyperin found in Plant
Antitympanitic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Antiulcer
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Antivaricose
Rutin found in Plant
Antiviral
Catechin found in Plant
Hyperin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Apoptotic
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Astringent
Catechin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Bacteristat
Quercetin found in Plant
Bradycardiac
Quercetin found in Plant
CNS-Depressant
Quercitrin found in Plant
COMP-Inhibitor
Catechin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
COMT-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
COX-1-Inhibitor
Catechin found in Plant
COX-2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Calmodulin-Antagonist
Quercetin found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Catechin found in Plant
Delphinidin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Candidicide
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Capillarifortificant
Hyperin found in Plant
Capillarigenic
Hyperin found in Plant
Capillariprotective
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Cardiotonic
Quercitrin found in Plant
Catabolic
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Chemopreventive
Rutin found in Plant
Choleretic
Quercitrin found in Plant
Comedolytic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Copper-Chelator
Quercetin found in Plant
Cyclooxygenase-Activator
Avicularin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Cytochrome-P450-1A2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Cytoprotective
Rutin found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Quercetin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Dermatitigenic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Detoxicant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Differentiator
Quercetin found in Plant
Diuretic
Avicularin found in Plant
Hyperin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Dye
Quercitrin found in Plant
Emetic
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Estrogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
FLavor
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Fungicide
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Hemostat
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Hepatomagenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Catechin found in Plant
Hyperin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Hepatotonic
Quercitrin found in Plant
Hepatotoxic
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Catechin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Hypotensive
Hyperin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Immunomodulator
Rutin found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Catechin found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Inflammatory
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Inotropic
Quercetin found in Plant
Insecticide
Rutin found in Plant
Insectifuge
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Insectiphile
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Insulinogenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Juvabional
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Keratolytic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Larvistat
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Laxative
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Catechin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Lithogenic
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
MAO-A-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
MAO-Inhibitor
Quercitrin found in Plant
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Mast-Cell-Stabilizer
Quercetin found in Plant
Metalloproteinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Mutagenic
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Myoprotective
Rutin found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Rutin found in Plant
NADH-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
NEP-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
NO-Inhibitor
Delphinidin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
NO-Synthase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Neuroprotective
Quercetin found in Plant
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Oviposition-Stimulant
Rutin found in Plant
Oxidase-Inhibitor
Myricetin found in Plant
P450-Inducer
Quercetin found in Plant
P450-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
PAF-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Plant
PGE2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
PTK-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Paralytic
Quercitrin found in Plant
Pesticide
Avicularin found in Plant
Catechin found in Plant
Delphinidin found in Plant
Hyperin found in Plant
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Tannic-acid found in Plant
Phospholipase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Pigment
Delphinidin found in Plant
Plasmodicide
Quercetin found in Plant
Proliferant
Quercetin found in Plant
Prooxidant
Delphinidin found in Plant
Propecic
Catechin found in Plant
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Protisticide
Rutin found in Plant
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Radioprotective
Rutin found in Plant
Sunscreen
Rutin found in Plant
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Teratologic
Quercetin found in Plant
Thermogenic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Tineacide
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
Tissue-Thromboplastin-Inhibitor
Avicularin found in Plant
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Tumorigenic
Quercetin found in Plant
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Ulcerogenic
Salicylic-acid found in Plant
VEGF-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Vasodilator
Myricetin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Vasopressor
Quercitrin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Catechin found in Plant
Quercetin found in Plant
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant
Rutin found in Plant
iNOS-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Avicularin Plant
Calcium-oxalate Plant
Catechin Plant
Delphinidin Plant
Hyperin Plant
Myricetin Plant
Oxymethylanthraquinone Leaf 1,500
Root 3,500
Stem 2,000
Polygonic-acid Plant
Quercetin Plant
Quercetin-3-arabinoside Plant
Quercitrin Plant
Rutin Plant
Salicylic-acid Plant
Tannic-acid Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]