Pinellia ternata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
pinellia

Pinellia ternata, crow-dipper, is a plant native to China, Japan, and Korea, but also grows as an invasive weed in parts of Europe and North America. The leaves are trifoliate, while the flowers are of the spathe and spadix form typical of plants in Araceae.

Pinellia ternata

Medical use

Economic importance of Pinellia ternata

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan ; Korea; Taiwan
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • United States

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Stearic-acid found in Tuber
ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Absorbent
Starch found in Tuber (690000 ppm)
Adrenergic
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Allergenic
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Analgesic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Antiacid
Glycine found in Tuber
Antiacne
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiaggregant
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Tuber (95 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antialdosteronic
Glycine found in Tuber
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Antialopecic
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Choline found in Stem
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Antianemic
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Iron found in Tuber (95 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Anticanker
Iron found in Tuber (95 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Anticataract
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Tuber (95 ppm)
Anticholesteremic
Ornithine found in Tuber
Antichoreic
Choline found in Stem
Anticirrhotic
Choline found in Stem
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Anticystinuric
Choline found in Stem
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antidementia
Choline found in Stem
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Choline found in Stem
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Choline found in Stem
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiencephalopathic
Arginine found in Tuber
Glycine found in Tuber
Ornithine found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Glutamic-acid found in Tuber
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antifatigue
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antifibrinolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antigastritic
Glycine found in Tuber
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antihangover
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Arginine found in Tuber
Antihomocysteine
Choline found in Stem
Antihyperammonemic
Glutamic-acid found in Tuber
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antihypertensive
Arginine found in Tuber
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Arginine found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Arginine found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antilepric
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antileukotriene-D4
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Antilithic
Glutamic-acid found in Tuber
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antimanic
Choline found in Stem
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Tuber (95 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antimorphinic
Aspartic-acid found in Tuber
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Tuber (690000 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Choline found in Stem
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiperistaltic
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Glutamic-acid found in Tuber
Glycine found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antipruritic
Glycine found in Tuber
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Antiretardation
Glutamic-acid found in Tuber
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antisecretory
D-glucose found in Tuber
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antisickling
Glycine found in Tuber
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antisteatotic
Choline found in Stem
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiulcer
Glycine found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Glutamic-acid found in Tuber
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Aphrodisiac
Arginine found in Tuber
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Arrhythmigenic
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Astringent
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Bronchodilator
L-ephedrine found in Stem
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
CNS-Stimulant
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Glycine found in Tuber
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Serine found in Tuber
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Cardiodepressant
Choline found in Stem
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Cerebrotonic
Choline found in Stem
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Cholinergic
Choline found in Stem
Collagenic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Cosmetic
Stearic-acid found in Tuber
Decongestant
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Deodorant
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Diuretic
Arginine found in Tuber
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Emetic
Calcium-oxalate found in Tuber
Emollient
Starch found in Tuber (690000 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Stearic-acid found in Tuber
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Fungicide
Homogentisic-acid found in Tuber
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Choline found in Stem
Hypercholesterolemic
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Hypertensive
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Sodium found in Tuber (2200 ppm)
Hypoammonemic
Arginine found in Tuber
Ornithine found in Tuber
Hypoarginanemic
Ornithine found in Tuber
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Stearic-acid found in Tuber
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Manganese found in Tuber (46 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Choline found in Stem
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Ileorelaxant
Choline found in Stem
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Inflammatory
Calcium-oxalate found in Tuber
Insectifuge
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Laxative
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Calcium-oxalate found in Tuber
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Lipotropic
Choline found in Stem
Lithogenic
Calcium-oxalate found in Tuber
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Lubricant
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Stearic-acid found in Tuber
Memorigenic
Choline found in Stem
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Mydriatic
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
NO-Genic
Arginine found in Tuber
Nematicide
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Neuroexcitant
Aspartic-acid found in Tuber
Neuroinhibitor
Glycine found in Tuber
Neurotoxic
Glutamic-acid found in Tuber
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Parasympathomimetic
Choline found in Stem
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Stearic-acid found in Tuber
Pesticide
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Homogentisic-acid found in Tuber
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Pituitary-Stimulant
Arginine found in Tuber
Poultice
Starch found in Tuber (690000 ppm)
Pressor
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Prooxidant
Iron found in Tuber (95 ppm)
Propecic
Oleic-acid found in Tuber
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Stearic-acid found in Tuber
Roborant
Aspartic-acid found in Tuber
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Tuber (4 ppm)
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Tuber
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Spermigenic
Arginine found in Tuber
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Tuber
Sympathomimetic
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Tachycardic
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Tuber
Uricosuric
Glycine found in Tuber
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Vasoconstrictor
L-ephedrine found in Stem
Vasodilator
Arginine found in Tuber
Calcium found in Tuber (10000 ppm)
Magnesium found in Tuber (710 ppm)
Potassium found in Tuber (1940 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Tuber (18 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
3,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde Tuber
3,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde-diglucoside Tuber
Arginine Tuber
Aspartic-acid Tuber
Beta-sitosterol Tuber
Beta-sitosterol-3-o-beta-d-glucoside Tuber
Calcium Tuber 4,180 10,000
Calcium-oxalate Tuber
Choline Stem
Copper Tuber 2 4
D-glucose Tuber
D-glucuronic-acid Tuber
Delta-6-octadecenoic-acid Tuber
Eo Tuber 30 130
Glutamic-acid Tuber
Glycine Tuber
Homogentisic-acid Tuber
Homogentisic-acid-glucoside Tuber
Iron Tuber 70 95
Isooleic-acid Tuber
L-ephedrine Stem
L-rhamnose Tuber
Magnesium Tuber 560 710
Manganese Tuber 11 46
Oleic-acid Tuber
Ornithine Tuber
Palmitic-acid Tuber
Potassium Tuber 480 1,940
Protein Tuber 46,000
Serine Tuber
Sodium Tuber 192 2,200
Starch Tuber 690,000
Stearic-acid Tuber
Zinc Tuber 14 18
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]