Baptisia tinctoria Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
horseflyweed indigo-broom rattleweed wild indigo yellow wild indigo yellow-broom

Baptisia tinctoria is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Fabaceae. It is native to eastern North America.

Baptisia tinctoria

Medical use

Economic importance of Baptisia tinctoria

Environmental ornamental
Materials tanin/dyestuf
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Maine , Massachusetts, Michigan , New Hampshire , New Jersey, New York , Ohio , Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont , West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky , Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Abortifacient
Genistein found in Leaf
Sparteine found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Allelochemic
Scopoletin found in Plant
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Analgesic
Scopoletin found in Plant
Anesthetic
Scopoletin found in Plant
AntiHIV
Luteolin found in Plant
AntiRSV
Anagyrine found in Plant
Antiadrenergic
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antiaflatoxin
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Genistein found in Leaf
Antialcoholic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Antiallergic
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Anagyrine found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Sparteine found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Pseudobaptigenin found in Leaf
Antiasthmatic
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antiatherogenic
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Genistein found in Leaf
Antibacterial
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antibronchoconstrictor
Scopoletin found in Plant
Anticarcinogenic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Anticarcinomic
Luteolin found in Plant
Anticataract
Luteolin found in Plant
Anticephalagic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Anticholinergic
Scopoletin found in Plant
Anticlimacteric
Genistein found in Leaf
Anticomplementary
Luteolin found in Plant
Antidermatic
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiedemic
Anagyrine found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antiendoccytotic
Genistein found in Leaf
Antiestrogenic
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Antifeedant
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antifertility
Genistein found in Leaf
Antiganglionic
Sparteine found in Plant
Antihemolytic
Genistein found in Leaf
Antihepatotoxic
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Luteolin found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiimplantation
Genistein found in Leaf
Antiinflammatory
Cytisine found in Leaf ;found in Stem ;found in Root
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Sparteine found in Plant
Tectorigenin found in Leaf
Antiischemic
Genistein found in Leaf
Antileukemic
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Antileukotriene
Genistein found in Leaf
Antileukotrienogenic
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antilymphomic
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Antimelanomic
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Antimicrobial
Genistein found in Leaf
Antimitogenic
Genistein found in Leaf
Antimutagenic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antineuroblastomic
Genistein found in Leaf
Antinociceptive
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiosteoporotic
Genistein found in Leaf
Antioxidant
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Sparteine found in Plant
Antiperoxidant
Sparteine found in Plant
Antipolio
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiproliferant
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antiproliferative
Genistein found in Leaf
Antiprostaglandin
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antiprostatadenomic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Antiprostatitic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Antiseptic
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antitachycardic
Sparteine found in Plant
Antitumor
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Antitussive
Luteolin found in Plant
Antiviral
Anagyrine found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Aphidifuge
Luteolin found in Plant
Apoptotic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Bradycardic
Sparteine found in Plant
Bronchorelaxant
Scopoletin found in Plant
CNS-Depressant
Scopoletin found in Plant
CNS-Stimulant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Cardiodepressant
Sparteine found in Plant
Cardioprotective
Genistein found in Leaf
Cardiotonic
Anagyrine found in Plant
Catechol-O-Methyltransferase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Cathartic
Anagyrine found in Plant
Sparteine found in Plant
Chemopreventive
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Cholagogue
Scopoletin found in Plant
Choleretic
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Curaroid
Sparteine found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
DOPA-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Differentiator
Luteolin found in Plant
Diuretic
Anagyrine found in Plant
Luteolin found in Plant
Sparteine found in Plant
Tectorigenin found in Leaf
ER-Beta-Binder
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Estrogen-Agonist
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Estrogenic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Flatulent
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Fungicide
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Scopoletin found in Plant
Tectorigenin found in Leaf
Fungistat
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Hallucinogenic
Cytisine found in Leaf ;found in Stem ;found in Root
Hepatoprotective
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
Herbicide-Safener
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Herbicide
Scopoletin found in Plant
Herbistat
Pseudobaptigenin found in Leaf
Histidine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Hyaluronidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Scopoletin found in Plant
Sparteine found in Plant
Hypolipidemic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Hypotensive
Scopoletin found in Plant
ICAM-1-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
IKK-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Genistein found in Leaf
Insecticide
Sparteine found in Plant
Iodothyronine-Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Lipase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
MAO-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Scopoletin found in Plant
MAPK-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
MDR-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Metalloproteinase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Molluscicide
Cytisine found in Leaf ;found in Stem ;found in Root
Sparteine found in Plant
Musculotropic
Scopoletin found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Luteolin found in Plant
Scopoletin found in Plant
NADH-Ubiquinone-Oxidoreductase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
NEP-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
NO-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Natriuretic
Genistein found in Leaf
Nematistat
Anagyrine found in Plant
Cytisine found in Leaf ;found in Stem ;found in Root
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Oxytocic
Sparteine found in Plant
Oxytoxic
Anagyrine found in Plant
PTK-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Peroxidase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Pesticide
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Cytisine found in Leaf ;found in Stem ;found in Root
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Pseudobaptigenin found in Leaf
Scopoletin found in Plant
Sparteine found in Plant
Tectorigenin found in Leaf
Phytoalexin
Genistein found in Leaf
Scopoletin found in Plant
Tectorigenin found in Leaf
Phytohormonal
Scopoletin found in Plant
Pituitary-sensitizer
Genistein found in Leaf
Pressor
Cytisine found in Leaf ;found in Stem ;found in Root
Proliferant
Luteolin found in Plant
Prostaglandin-Synthetase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Psychoactive
Cytisine found in Leaf ;found in Stem ;found in Root
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Genistein found in Leaf
Respiradepressant
Sparteine found in Plant
Respirastimulant
Cytisine found in Leaf ;found in Stem ;found in Root
Succinoxidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
Tachycardiagenic
Sparteine found in Plant
Tachycardic
Anagyrine found in Plant
Teratogenic
Anagyrine found in Plant
Cytisine found in Leaf ;found in Stem ;found in Root
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
Topoisomerase-II-Poison
Genistein found in Leaf
Toxic
Cytisine found in Leaf ;found in Stem ;found in Root
Trypanosomastat
Genistein found in Leaf
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Uterocontractant
Sparteine found in Plant
Uterosedative
Scopoletin found in Plant
Uterotrophic
Biochanin-a found in Plant
Genistein found in Leaf
VAM-Simulant
Biochanin-a found in Plant
VEGF-Inhibitor
Genistein found in Leaf
Luteolin found in Plant
Vasodilator
Luteolin found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant
iNOS-Inhibitor
Luteolin found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]