Pueraria pseudohirsuta Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Japanese arrowroot kudsu kudzu
Pueraria pseudohirsuta

Medical use

Economic importance of Pueraria pseudohirsuta

Environmental erosion control
Human food starch vegetable
Animal food foder forage
Medicines folklore

Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Naturalized
    • West Tropical Africa: Sierra Leone
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Mpumalanga
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan
    Naturalized
    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • Middle Asia: Tajikistan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indo-China: Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Naturalized
    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales , Queensland
  • EUROPE
    Naturalized
    • East Europe: Ukraine
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • United States
  • PACIFIC
    Native
    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia; Solomon Islands; Vanuatu
    Naturalized
    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: American Samoa; Fiji; Niue; Samoa; Tonga
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Caribbean: Hispaniola
    • Mesoamerica: Panama

Biological activities

ABeta-Inhibitor
Puerarin found in Root
ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Abortifacient
Formononetin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Absorbent
Starch found in Root (150000 ppm)
Additive
Succinic-acid found in Root
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
Puerarin found in Root
Allergenic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Alpha-Amylase-Inhibitor
Puerarin found in Root
Alpha-Glucosidase-Inhibitor
Puerarin found in Root
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
Analgesic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Anorexic
Arsenic found in Root (0.26 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiaddictive
Puerarin found in Root
Antiadrenergic
Puerarin found in Root
Antiaggregant
Genistein found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Root (68 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Daidzein found in Root
Daidzin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Puerarin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiamblyopic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Antianemic
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Iron found in Root (68 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Genistein found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Daidzein found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Genistein found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Anticancer
Daidzein found in Root
Anticanker
Iron found in Root (68 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Anticapillary-Fragility
Puerarin found in Root
Anticataract
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Daidzein found in Root
Formononetin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Root (68 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Genistein found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antidandruff
Allantoin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antideafness
Puerarin found in Root
Antidementia
Puerarin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antidipsomanic
Daidzein found in Root
Daidzin found in Root
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Antidiuretic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiendoccytotic
Genistein found in Root
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Antifatigue
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Antifeedant
Formononetin found in Root
Succinic-acid found in Root
Antifertility
Genistein found in Root
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antihangover
Puerarin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antihemolytic
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Antihyperglycemic
Puerarin found in Root
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antiileus
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Antiimplantation
Genistein found in Root
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Allantoin found in Root
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiischemic
Genistein found in Root
Puerarin found in Root
Antilepric
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antileukemic
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antileukotriene
Genistein found in Root
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Genistein found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Root (68 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antimicrobial
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antimitogenic
Genistein found in Root
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Antimyocarditis
Puerarin found in Root
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Root (150000 ppm)
Antineuroblastomic
Genistein found in Root
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Antioxidant
Allantoin found in Root
Daidzein found in Root
Daidzin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Antiparkinsonian
Puerarin found in Root
Antipeptic
Allantoin found in Root
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiproliferative
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Antiprostatadenomic
Genistein found in Root
Antiprostatitic
Genistein found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Allantoin found in Root
Antiradicular
Allantoin found in Root
Daidzein found in Root
Puerarin found in Root
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Daidzein found in Root
Daidzin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antitachycardic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Antitic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Daidzein found in Root
Antiulcer
Allantoin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Antivasoconstrictive
Puerarin found in Root
Antiviral
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Antiwithdrawal
Puerarin found in Root
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Apoptotic
Genistein found in Root
Puerarin found in Root
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Puerarin found in Root
Astringent
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Bruchiphobe
Succinic-acid found in Root
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Genistein found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Daidzein found in Root
Daidzin found in Root
Formononetin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Succinic-acid found in Root
Cardiodepressant
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Genistein found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Catechol-O-Methyltransferase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
Cerebrostimulant
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Chemopreventive
Puerarin found in Root
Collagenic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Coronary-Dilator
Daidzein found in Root
Cytoprotective
Puerarin found in Root
Cytotoxic
Genistein found in Root
DOPA-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
Deodorant
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Dye
Succinic-acid found in Root
Emollient
Starch found in Root (150000 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Estrogen-Agonist
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Estrogenic
Daidzein found in Root
Daidzin found in Root
Formononetin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Puerarin found in Root
Flatulent
Genistein found in Root
Fungicide
Daidzein found in Root
Daidzin found in Root
Formononetin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Fungistat
Genistein found in Root
Hepatoprotective
Puerarin found in Root
Herbicide-Safener
Formononetin found in Root
Histaminic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Histidine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Root (70 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Formononetin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Root (5 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Hypolipidemic
Formononetin found in Root
Hypotensive
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Daidzein found in Root
Daidzin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Allantoin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Keratolytic
Allantoin found in Root
Laxative
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Lipase-Inhibitor
Daidzein found in Root
Daidzin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
MDR-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
Puerarin found in Root
Miotic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Myocontractant
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Myopic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Myorelaxant
Formononetin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Puerarin found in Root
Myotonic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
NADH-Ubiquinone-Oxidoreductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Puerarin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
NO-Genic
Puerarin found in Root
Natriuretic
Genistein found in Root
Nephrotoxic
Mercury found in Root (0.04 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Puerarin found in Root
Neurotransmitter
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
Osteogenic
Puerarin found in Root
PTK-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
Pancreaprotective
Puerarin found in Root
Parasympathomimetic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Perfumery
Succinic-acid found in Root
Peristaltic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Peroxidase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
Pesticide
Arsenic found in Root (0.26 ppm)
Daidzin found in Root
Formononetin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Succinic-acid found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Phytoalexin
Genistein found in Root
Pituitary-sensitizer
Genistein found in Root
Poultice
Starch found in Root (150000 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Root (68 ppm)
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Root (13 ppm)
Sialogogue
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Spasmogenic
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Sunscreen
Allantoin found in Root
Suppurative
Allantoin found in Root
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Daidzein found in Root
Formononetin found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Topoisomerase-II-Poison
Genistein found in Root
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Trypanosomastat
Genistein found in Root
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Root
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Uterotrophic
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
VAM-Stimulant
Formononetin found in Root
VEGF-Inhibitor
Daidzein found in Root
Genistein found in Root
Vasodilator
Acetyl-choline found in Root
Calcium found in Root (8300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3690 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11200 ppm)
Vulnerary
Allantoin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (30 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Puerarin found in Root

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Acetyl-choline Root
Allantoin Root
Arsenic Root 0.26
Calcium Root 5,330 8,300
Copper Root 12 13
D-mannitol Root
Daidzein Root
Daidzin Root
Formononetin Root
Genistein Root
Iron Root 50 68
Kakkonein Root
Magnesium Root 1,470 3,690
Manganese Root 3 5
Mercury Root 0.04
Miroestrol Root
Potassium Root 7,370 11,200
Puerarin Root
Puerarin-7-xyloside Root
Puerarol Root
Sodium Root 57 70
Starch Root 100,000 150,000
Succinic-acid Root
Zinc Root 21 30
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]