Sarracenia purpurea Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
common pitcherplant huntsman's-cup pitcherplant sweet pitcherplant

Sarracenia purpurea, commonly known as the purple pitcher plant, northern pitcher plant, or side-saddle flower, is a carnivorous plant in the family Sarraceniaceae. Its range includes almost the entire eastern seaboard of the United States, the Great Lakes, and south eastern Canada, making it the most common and broadly distributed pitcher plant, as well as the only member of the genus that inhabits cold temperate climates. The species is the floral emblem of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The species was introduced into bogs in parts of Ireland, where it has proliferated.

Sarracenia purpurea

Medical use

Economic importance of Sarracenia purpurea

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana , Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois , Minnesota, Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Astragalin found in Leaf
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Astragalin found in Leaf
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Analgesic
Alpha-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Beta-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
AntiEBV
Lupeol found in Root
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antiaging
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antiangiogenic
Lupeol found in Root
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Anticancer
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Anticapillary-Fragility
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Antidermatitic
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Antiedemic
Alpha-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Beta-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Lupeol found in Root
Antielastase
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antiflu
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Root
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antihepatotoxic
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Antihyperglycemic
Lupeol found in Root
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Beta-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Root
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Antiischemic
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Antileukemic
Astragalin found in Leaf
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antilithic
Lupeol found in Root
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antimalarial
Lupeol found in Root
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antinociceptive
Alpha-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Beta-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Antioxalate
Lupeol found in Root
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Campesterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Root
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Antiperoxidant
Lupeol found in Root
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Lupeol found in Root
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antiradicular
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Antirheumatic
Lupeol found in Root
Antitumor
Alpha-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Lupeol found in Root
Antitussive
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Antiulcer
Alpha-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Beta-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Antiurethrotic
Lupeol found in Root
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Root
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Antiwrinkle
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Calcium-Antagonist
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Capillarifortificant
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Capillarigenic
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Cyclooxygenase-Activator
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Cytotoxic
Alpha-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Lupeol found in Root
Diuretic
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Expectorant
Astragalin found in Leaf
FPTase-Inhibitor
Lupeol found in Root
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Gastroprotective
Alpha-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Beta-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hepatoprotective
Alpha-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Beta-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Campesterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hypotensive
Astragalin found in Leaf
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Root
Immunostimulant
Astragalin found in Leaf
Insectifuge
Alpha-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Larvicide
Beta-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Mosquitocide
Beta-amyrin found in Root ;found in Shoot
Ovulant
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Pesticide
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Lupeol found in Root
Sedative
Stigmasterol found in Shoot
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
TOPO-2-Inhibitor
Lupeol found in Root
Tissue-Thromboplastin-Inhibitor
Hyperoside found in Leaf
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Root ;found in Shoot
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Hyperoside found in Leaf
cAMP-Inhibitor
Hyperoside found in Leaf

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
3-o-galactoside-isorhamnetin Leaf
Alpha-amyrin Root
Shoot
Astragalin Leaf
Beta-amyrin Root
Shoot
Beta-sitosterol Root
Shoot
Campesterol Root
Shoot
Foeniculin Leaf
Hyperoside Leaf
Lupeol Root
Morroniside Plant
Quercetin-3-o-digalactoside Leaf
Stigmasterol Shoot
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]