Valerianella locusta Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
common cornsalad cornsalad European cornsalad lamb's-lettuce
Valerianella locusta

Economic importance of Valerianella locusta

Human food vegetable
Weed potential sed contaminant

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Syria; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part ; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal; Spain

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Adjuvant
Cystine found in Plant (2775 ppm)
Analgesic
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Androgenic
Boron found in Plant (350 ppm);found in Plant (12.2 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
AntiADD
Phenylalanine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Antiacid
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Plant (4143 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antialdosteronic
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Antialkalotic
Lysine found in Plant (14025 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Iron found in Plant (4143 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Histidine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Plant (4143 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Anticataract
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Plant (4143 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antidementia
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antieczemic
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Leucine found in Plant (18470 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Valine found in Plant (13750 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Glutamic-acid found in Plant (28195 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antigastritic
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Antihepatotic
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Lysine found in Plant (14025 ppm)
Antihomocystinuric
Cystine found in Plant (2775 ppm)
Antihyperammonemic
Glutamic-acid found in Plant (28195 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antilithic
Glutamic-acid found in Plant (28195 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antimanic
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Plant (4143 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antimorphinic
Aspartic-acid found in Plant (24440 ppm)
Antinephritic
Histidine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Boron found in Plant (350 ppm);found in Plant (12.2 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Boron found in Plant (350 ppm);found in Plant (12.2 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Antioxidant
Alanine found in Plant (12220 ppm)
Histidine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Antipellagric
Isoleucine found in Plant (13750 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiphenylketonuric
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Glutamic-acid found in Plant (28195 ppm)
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antipruritic
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Antipsychotic
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antiretardation
Glutamic-acid found in Plant (28195 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiscoliotic
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antisickling
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antitumor
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Antiulcer
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Histidine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Threonine found in Plant (10415 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Antiuremic
Histidine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Antivitiligic
Phenylalanine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Glutamic-acid found in Plant (28195 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Aphrodisiac
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Astringent
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Alanine found in Plant (12220 ppm)
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Serine found in Plant (8750 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Deodorant
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Diuretic
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Emetic
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Essential
Histidine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Isoleucine found in Plant (13750 ppm)
Leucine found in Plant (18470 ppm)
Lysine found in Plant (14025 ppm)
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Threonine found in Plant (10415 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Valine found in Plant (13750 ppm)
Estrogenic
Boron found in Plant (350 ppm);found in Plant (12.2 ppm)
FLavor
Threonine found in Plant (10415 ppm)
Valine found in Plant (13750 ppm)
Glutathionigenic
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Plant (331 ppm)
Hypnotic
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Hypoammonemic
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Hypoarginanemic
Lysine found in Plant (14025 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Plant (201 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Insulinase-Inhibitor
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Insulinotonic
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Lipotropic
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Monoamine-Precursor
Phenylalanine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Tyrosine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
NO-Genic
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Neuroexcitant
Aspartic-acid found in Plant (24440 ppm)
Neuroinhibitor
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Neurotoxic
Glutamic-acid found in Plant (28195 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Oxidant
Alanine found in Plant (12220 ppm)
Histidine found in Plant (5000 ppm)
Pesticide
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Pituitary-Stimulant
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Prolactinogenic
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Plant (4143 ppm)
Roborant
Aspartic-acid found in Plant (24440 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Plant (13.2 ppm)
Sedative
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Spermigenic
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Tremorigenic
Phenylalanine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)
Tumor-Promoter
Tryptophan found in Plant (3610 ppm)
Uricosuric
Glycine found in Leaf (10970 ppm)
Urine-Acidifier
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Urine-Deodorant
Methionine found in Plant (3470 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Vasodilator
Arginine found in Plant (12640 ppm)
Calcium found in Plant (7139 ppm)
Fiber found in Plant (111111 ppm)
Magnesium found in Plant (3798 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (4643 ppm);found in Plant (48864 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Plant (64.5 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Alanine Plant 880 12,220
Arginine Plant 910 12,640
Ash Plant 12,000 166,666
Aspartic-acid Plant 1,760 24,440
Boron Plant 275 350
Plant 12 12.2
Calcium Plant 6,410 7,139
Carbohydrates Plant 36,000 500,000
Copper Plant 13 13.2
Cystine Plant 200 2,775
Fat Plant 4,000 55,555
Fiber Plant 8,000 111,111
Glutamic-acid Plant 2,030 28,195
Glycine Leaf 790 10,970
Histidine Plant 360 5,000
Iron Plant 3,519 4,143
Isoleucine Plant 990 13,750
Kilocalories Plant 210 2,915
Leucine Plant 1,330 18,470
Lysine Plant 1,010 14,025
Magnesium Plant 3,773 3,798
Manganese Plant 179 201
Methionine Plant 250 3,470
Molybdenum Plant 2.35 2.41
Phenylalanine Plant 910 12,640
Potassium Plant 4,573 4,643
Plant 48,237 48,864
Proline Plant 780 10,830
Protein Plant 20,000 277,775
Serine Plant 630 8,750
Sodium Plant 321 331
Threonine Plant 750 10,415
Tryptophan Plant 260 3,610
Tyrosine Plant 360 5,000
Valine Plant 990 13,750
Water Plant 928,000
Zinc Plant 62 64.5
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]