Sphenostylis stenocarpa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
African yam-bean yam-pea
Sphenostylis stenocarpa

Economic importance of Sphenostylis stenocarpa

Environmental ornamental
Human food vegetable

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Ethiopia
    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Central African Republic; Zaire
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Togo
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Biological activities

Analgesic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
AntiLyme
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Anticanker
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Anticataract
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antidecubitic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antidementia
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antifatigue
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antigastritic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antihangover
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antimigraine
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Root (2273 ppm);found in Seed (4393 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Antitumor
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Root (2273 ppm);found in Seed (4393 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Phosphorus found in Root (2273 ppm);found in Seed (4393 ppm)
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Root (2273 ppm);found in Seed (4393 ppm)
Pesticide
Thiamin found in Seed (7.6 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Root (284 ppm);found in Seed (607 ppm)
Fiber found in Root (11000 ppm);found in Seed (57000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ash Root 8,000 23,000
Seed 29,000 32,000
Calcium Root 100 284
Seed 550 607
Carbohydrates Root 304,000 864,000
Seed 674,000 744,000
Fat Root 2,000 6,000
Seed 11,000 12,000
Fiber Root 4,000 11,000
Seed 52,000 57,000
Hydroxygenistein Leaf Diffusate 4
Kilocalories Root 1,290 3,660
Seed 3,500 3,860
Phosphorus Root 800 2,273
Seed 3,980 4,393
Protein Root 38,000 108,000
Seed 192,000 212,000
Thiamin Seed 6.9 7.6
Water Root 648,000
Seed 94,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]