Amphicarpaea bracteata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
hog-peanut

Amphicarpaea bracteata is an annual to perennial vine in the legume family, native to woodland, thickets, and moist slopes in eastern North America.

Amphicarpaea bracteata

Economic importance of Amphicarpaea bracteata

Human food fruit vegetable

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, 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, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Montana
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida , Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (2560 ppm)
ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Abortifacient
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Allergenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Analgesic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
AntiMS
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Antiacne
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Shoot (360 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Antialopecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Iron found in Shoot (360 ppm)
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Shoot (360 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Anticataract
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Shoot (360 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Anticoronary
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antieczemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiendoccytotic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Antifertility
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antifibrinolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antigranular
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antihemolytic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antiimplantation
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiischemic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antileukemic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antileukotriene-D4
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Antileukotriene
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Shoot (360 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antimicrobial
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antimitogenic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antineuroblastomic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Shoot (2400 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Antioxidant
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiproliferative
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antiprostatadenomic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Antiviral
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Shoot (2400 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Apoptotic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Astringent
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Catechol-O-Methyltransferase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Comedolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Cosmetic
Stearic-acid found in Seed (2560 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
DOPA-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Deodorant
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Estrogen-Agonist
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Estrogenic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (2560 ppm)
Flatulent
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Fungicide
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Fungistat
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Histidine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Hypercholesterolemic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (2560 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Shoot (2400 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Insectifuge
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Lipase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Lubricant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (2560 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
MDR-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Metastatic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
NADH-Ubiquinone-Oxidoreductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Natriuretic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Nematicide
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Shoot (2400 ppm)
PTK-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (2560 ppm)
Peroxidase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Pesticide
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Phytoalexin
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Pituitary-sensitizer
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Shoot (360 ppm)
Propecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (93600 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (42720 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (2560 ppm)
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Shoot (20 ppm)
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (16640 ppm)
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Seed (2560 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Poison
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)
Trypanosomastat
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Uterotrophic
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
VEGF-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf Diffusate (5 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Shoot (17300 ppm)
Magnesium found in Shoot (4100 ppm)
Potassium found in Shoot (14200 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Shoot (40 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Calcium Shoot 17,300
Copper Shoot 20
Fat Seed 50,000 160,000
Genistein Leaf Diffusate 5
Hydroxygenistein Leaf Diffusate 27
Iron Shoot 360
Linoleic-acid Seed 27,400 93,600
Linolenic-acid Seed 3,250 12,160
Magnesium Shoot 4,100
Manganese Shoot 120
Nitrogen Shoot 26,500
Oleic-acid Seed 12,450 42,720
Palmitic-acid Seed 5,150 16,640
Phosphorus Shoot 2,400
Potassium Shoot 14,200
Protein Seed 123,000 300,000
Stearic-acid Seed 650 2,560
Water Seed 500,000
Zinc Shoot 40
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]