Tridax procumbens Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
coat-buttons tridax daisy

Tridax procumbens, commonly known as coat buttons or tridax daisy, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family. It is best known as a widespread weed and pest plant. It is native to the tropical Americas but it has been introduced to tropical, subtropical, and mild temperate regions worldwide. It is listed as a noxious weed in the United States and has pest status in nine states.

Tridax procumbens

Medical use

Economic importance of Tridax procumbens

Harmful organism host crop diseases crop pests
Weed potential sed contaminant

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Yucatan

Biological activities

11B-HSD-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
5-Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
ATPase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Acidulant
Fumaric-acid found in Leaf
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Allelochemic
Quercetin found in Flower
Allergenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Analgesic
Quercetin found in Flower
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Plant
AntiGTF
Quercetin found in Flower
AntiHIV
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
AntiPMS
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiaflatoxin
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiaggregant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiaging
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiallergic
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antialzheimeran
Quercetin found in Flower
Antianaphylactic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiarthritic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiasthmatic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiatherogenic
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiatherosclerotic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Anticancer
Tannin found in Plant
Anticarcinogenic
Luteolin found in Flower
Anticarcinomic
Luteolin found in Flower
Anticariogenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Anticataract
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticolitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticomplementary
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Anticystitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antidepressant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antidermatic
Luteolin found in Flower
Antidermatitic
Fumaric-acid found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Flower
Antidiabetic
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Plant
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antielastase
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiencephalitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiescherichic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antifibrosarcomic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiflu
Quercetin found in Flower
Antigastric
Quercetin found in Flower
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antigonadotropic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihepatocarcinogenic
Fumaric-acid found in Leaf
Antihepatotoxic
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihistaminic
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihydrophobic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antileishmanic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antileukotriene
Quercetin found in Flower
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Plant
Antilipoperoxidant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Flower
Antimalarial
Quercetin found in Flower
Antimelanomic
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antimetastatic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Antimyocarditic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Plant
Antinitrosaminic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antinociceptive
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiobesity
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Fumaric-acid found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Antipancreatitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiperiodontal
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiperistaltic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipermeability
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiperoxidant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipharyngitic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiplaque
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiplasmodial
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipodriac
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipolio
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiproliferant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostanoid
Quercetin found in Flower
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipsoriac
Fumaric-acid found in Leaf
Quercetin found in Flower
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Antiradicular
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Plant
Antiretroviral
Isoquercetin found in Flower
Antispasmodic
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Antistreptococcic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antithiamin
Quercetin found in Flower
Antithrombic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antitrypanosomic
Quercetin found in Flower
Antitumor-Promoter
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Antitumor
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Fumaric-acid found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Antitussive
Luteolin found in Flower
Antiulcer
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Isoquercetin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Aphidifuge
Luteolin found in Flower
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Bacteristat
Quercetin found in Flower
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Bradycardiac
Quercetin found in Flower
COMT-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
COX-2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Calcium-Antagonist
Luteolin found in Flower
Calmodulin-Antagonist
Quercetin found in Flower
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Flower
Capillariprotective
Quercetin found in Flower
Carcinogenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Cardioprotective
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Catabolic
Quercetin found in Flower
Chelator
Tannin found in Plant
Chemopreventive
Luteolin found in Flower
Choleretic
Luteolin found in Flower
Copper-Chelator
Quercetin found in Flower
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Cytochrome-P450-1A2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Cytotoxic
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Differentiator
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Diuretic
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Luteolin found in Flower
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
FLavor
Fumaric-acid found in Leaf
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Fungicide
Quercetin found in Flower
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
HIV-RT-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Hemostat
Quercetin found in Flower
Hepatomagenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Hyaluronidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Luteolin found in Flower
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Quercetin found in Flower
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Hypotensive
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
ICAM-1-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
IKK-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Plant
Inotropic
Quercetin found in Flower
Insulinogenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Iodothyronine-Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Juvabional
Quercetin found in Flower
Larvistat
Quercetin found in Flower
Laxative
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
MAO-A-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
MAPK-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Mast-Cell-Stabilizer
Quercetin found in Flower
Metalloproteinase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Mutagenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Myorelaxant
Luteolin found in Flower
NADH-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
NEP-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
NO-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
NO-Synthase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Neuroprotective
Quercetin found in Flower
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
P450-Inducer
Quercetin found in Flower
P450-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
PGE2-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
PTK-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Pesticide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Isoquercetin found in Flower
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
Phospholipase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Plasmodicide
Quercetin found in Flower
Proliferant
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Prostaglandin-Synthetase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Plant
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Quercetin found in Flower
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Succinoxidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Teratologic
Quercetin found in Flower
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Tumorigenic
Quercetin found in Flower
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Plant
VEGF-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Vasodilator
Fiber found in Leaf (170000 ppm)
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower
Tannin found in Plant
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Quercetin found in Flower
iNOS-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Flower
Quercetin found in Flower

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Ash Leaf 159,000
Beta-sitosterol Plant
Cao Leaf 42,000
Carbohydrates Leaf 408,000
Fat Leaf 18,000
Fiber Leaf 170,000
Fumaric-acid Leaf
Glucoluteolin Flower
Isoquercetin Flower
K2o Leaf 84,000
Luteolin Flower
Mgo Leaf 17,000
P2o5 Leaf 11,000
Protein Leaf 263,000
Quercetin Flower
Tannin Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]