Rumex hymenosepalus Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Arizona dock canaigre canaigre dock ganagra tanner's dock wild rhubarb

Rumex hymenosepalus, commonly known as canaigre, ganagra, wild rhubarb, Arizona dock, and tanner's dock, is a perennial flowering plant which is native to the western United States and northern Mexico. It has been cultivated in the southwestern United States for the roots, a good source of tannin, which is used in leather tanning. It also yields a yellow dye.

Rumex hymenosepalus

Medical use

Economic importance of Rumex hymenosepalus

Materials tanin/dyestuf
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja California, Chihuahua

Biological activities

Absorbent
Starch found in Plant (400000 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antibacterial
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Anticancer
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antineoplastic
Leucodelphinidin found in Root
Leucopelargonidin found in Root
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Plant (400000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antioxidant
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antiradicular
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antitumor
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Antiviral
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Chrysophanic-acid found in Plant (12000 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Capillariprotective
Leucocyanidin found in Root
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Chelator
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Emollient
Starch found in Plant (400000 ppm)
Fungicide
Chrysophanic-acid found in Plant (12000 ppm)
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Keratitigenic
Chrysophanic-acid found in Plant (12000 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Occuloirritant
Chrysophanic-acid found in Plant (12000 ppm)
Pesticide
Chrysophanic-acid found in Plant (12000 ppm)
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Poultice
Starch found in Plant (400000 ppm)
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant (350000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Chrysophanic-acid Plant 12,000
Leucocyanidin Root
Leucodelphinidin Root
Leucopelargonidin Root
Physcion-emodin Plant 3,000
Resin Plant
Starch Plant 250,000 400,000
Sugar Plant 80,000 120,000
Tannin Plant 180,000 350,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]