Dipsacus fullonum Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
common teasel wild teasel

Dipsacus fullonum, syn. Dipsacus sylvestris, is a species of flowering plant known by the common names Fuller's teasel and wild teasel. It is native to Eurasia and North Africa, but it is known in the Americas, southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand as an introduced species and often a noxious weed. The inflorescence is a cylindrical array of lavender flowers which dries to a cone of spine-tipped hard bracts. It may be 10 centimeters long. D. fullonum is the wild form of Fuller's teasel; the cultivated form is generally recognised as a distinct species under the name Dipsacus sativus. It is a herbaceous biennial plants growing to 1–2.5 metres tall.

Dipsacus fullonum

Medical use

Economic importance of Dipsacus fullonum

Bee plants honey production
Environmental ornamental
Medicines folklore
Weed potential sed contaminant

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Moldova; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Canada
    • United States
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Allelochemic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Allergenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Analgesic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Plant
AntiEBV
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
AntiHIV
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
AntiLegionella
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
AntiMS
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antiacne
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Antiadenoviral
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiaging
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Plant (190 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antialopecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Plant (190 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Antiatherogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antibacillus
Sweroside found in Plant
Antibacterial
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Sweroside found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Anticancer
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Anticanker
Iron found in Plant (190 ppm)
Anticarcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Plant
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Plant (190 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Anticoronary
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Antidepressant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Plant
Antieczemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Loganin found in Plant
Antielastase
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiescherichic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Sweroside found in Plant
Antifatigue
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Antifeedant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antifibrinolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Antiflu
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antigenotoxic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antigonadotropic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antigranular
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Antihemolytic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antihepatoadenomic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antihepatotic
Sweroside found in Plant
Antihepatotoxic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Antihypercholesterolemic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Tannin found in Plant
Antihyperthyroid
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Loganin found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antileukemic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antileukotriene-D4
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Antileukotriene
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Plant
Antimelanogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Plant (190 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Plant
Antinitrosaminic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antiophidic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Plant (5400 ppm)
Antioxidant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Tannin found in Plant
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antipolio
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antiproliferant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiprostaglandin
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Antiradicular
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Plant
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antiseptic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Sweroside found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Antistaphylococcic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Sweroside found in Plant
Antistomatitic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antistress
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antistroke
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Antisunburn
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antithiamin
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antithyroid
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Antitic
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antitumor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiulcer
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Antiulcerogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antivaccinia
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Antiviral
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Anxiolytic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Plant (5400 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Artemicide
Sweroside found in Plant
Autotoxic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
CNS-Active
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
CNS-Stimulant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
COX-2-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Tannin found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Tannin found in Plant
Cardioprotective
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Cathartic
Loganin found in Plant
Chelator
Tannin found in Plant
Chemopreventive
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Cholagogue
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Choleretic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Clastogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Co-carcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Collagen-Sparing
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Comedolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Cosmetic
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Cytoprotective
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
DNA-Active
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
DNA-Protective
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Diuretic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Fungicide
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Hepatocarcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Sweroside found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Hepatotropic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Histamine-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Hypercholesterolemic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Phosphorus found in Plant (5400 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Plant
Insectifuge
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Juvabional
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Larvistat
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Laxative
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Loganin found in Plant
Leukotriene-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Lubricant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Lyase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant
Metal-Chelator
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Metastatic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
NO-Genic
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Nematicide
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Plant (5400 ppm)
Oviposition-Stimulant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Pesticide
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Sweroside found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant
Prooxidant
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Iron found in Plant (190 ppm)
Propecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed (122000 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed (150000 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Prostaglandigenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Plant
Sedative
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Stomachic
Iridoids found in Plant
Sunscreen
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Seed (5660 ppm)
Sweetener
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Tumorigenic
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Plant (20900 ppm)
Potassium found in Plant (27400 ppm)
Vulnerary
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Chlorogenic-acid found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Beta-methyl-glucoside Plant
Caffeic-acid Plant
Calcium Plant 20,900
Cantleyoside Plant
Chlorogenic-acid Plant
Fat Seed 210,000 283,000
Iridoids Plant
Iron Plant 190
Isovitexin-7-glucoside Plant
Linoleic-acid Seed 90,000 122,000
Loganin Plant
Oleic-acid Seed 110,000 150,000
Palmitic-acid Seed 4,200 5,660
Phosphorus Plant 5,400
Potassium Plant 27,400
Protein Seed 226,000 236,000
Saponaretin-7-glucoside Plant
Saponarin Plant
Scabioside Plant
Stearic-acid Seed 4,200 5,660
Sweroside Plant
Sylvestroside-iii Plant
Sylvestroside-iv Plant
Tannin Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]