Crotalaria retusa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
devil-bean rattlebox wedge-leaf crotalaria wedge-leaf rattlepod
Crotalaria retusa

Medical use

Economic importance of Crotalaria retusa

Environmental erosion control
Materials fiber
Vertebrate poisons mamals

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Somalia
    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Gabon
    • West Tropical Africa: Gambia; Ghana; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    • Western Asia: Iran
    • China: China - Guangdong, Hainan

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Monocrotaline found in Plant
Abortifacient
Monocrotaline found in Plant
Antifeedant
Monocrotaline found in Plant
Antileukemic
Monocrotaline found in Plant
Antitumor
Monocrotaline found in Plant
Retusin found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Indican found in Leaf
Cardiodepressant
Monocrotaline found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Retusin found in Plant
Hepatotoxic
Monocrotaline found in Plant
Hypotensive
Monocrotaline found in Plant
Myostimulant
Monocrotaline found in Plant
Pesticide
Monocrotaline found in Plant
Uterotonic
Monocrotaline found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Indican Leaf
Isatinecine Plant
Monocrotaline Plant
Monocrotaline-n-oxide Plant
Necine Plant
Retronecine Plant
Retusamine Plant
Retusamine-n-oxide Plant
Retusin Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]