Rumex acetosella Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
field sorrel sheep sorrel sorrel
Rumex acetosella

Medical use

Economic importance of Rumex acetosella

Medicines folklore
Vertebrate poisons mamals
Weed potential sed contaminant

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
    Naturalized
    • Africa
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Iran; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    • China: China - Fujian, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Nei Monggol, Shandong, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan , Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Korea; Taiwan
    Naturalized
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    Naturalized
    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Naturalized
    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy ; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • United States
  • PACIFIC
    Naturalized
    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Naturalized
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Mesoamerica: Central America
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

Biological activities

5-HT-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
AGEs-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
Acaricide
Oxalic-acid found in Plant
Acidifier
Tartaric-acid found in Plant
Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Additive
Tartaric-acid found in Plant
Aldehyde-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Emodin found in Root
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Allergenic
Emodin found in Root
Analgesic
Adenosine found in Plant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
AntiCVI
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
AntiHIV
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
AntiMRSA
Emodin found in Root
Antiaggregant
Adenosine found in Plant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Emodin found in Root
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Emodin found in Root
Antiapoplectic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Adenosine found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiatherogenic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Chrysophanol found in Plant
Emodin found in Root
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Anticancer
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Anticlastogen
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Anticytomegalovirus
Emodin found in Root
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antidermatitic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antidiuretic
Adenosine found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiendotoxic
Adenosine found in Plant
Antierythemic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antifeedant
Emodin found in Root
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antihematuric
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antihemorrhoidal
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Adenosine found in Plant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Emodin found in Root
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Adenosine found in Plant
Antiischemic
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antileukemic
Emodin found in Root
Antilipolytic
Adenosine found in Plant
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antilithic
Anthraquinones found in Plant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Emodin found in Root
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antimalarial
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antimelanomic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Emodin found in Root
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antineoplastic
Emodin found in Root
Antinephritic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antiplaque
Emodin found in Root
Antiplatelet
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Emodin found in Root
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antiprotozoal
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antipurpuric
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antisarcomic
Emodin found in Root
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Chrysophanol found in Plant
Emodin found in Root
Oxalic-acid found in Plant
Physcion found in Plant
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Adenosine found in Plant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Chrysophanic-acid found in Root
Emodin found in Root
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antisprout
Emodin found in Root
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antisunburn
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Antitachycardic
Adenosine found in Plant
Antithrombogenic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antithyroid
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antitrypanosomic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antitumor
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antitussive
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Emodin found in Root
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Antivaginitic
Emodin found in Root
Antivaricose
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Emodin found in Root
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Adenosine found in Plant
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Arteriodilator
Adenosine found in Plant
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Bird-Repellent
Anthraquinones found in Plant
CNS-Depressant
Emodin found in Root
CNS-Paralytic
Oxalic-acid found in Plant
COX-2-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Chrysophanic-acid found in Root
Chrysophanol found in Plant
Physcion found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Candidicide
Chrysophanol found in Plant
Capillarifortificant
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Capillarigenic
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Capillariprotective
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Anthraquinones found in Plant
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Catabolic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Cathartic
Chrysophanol found in Plant
Emodin found in Root
Physcion found in Plant
Chelator
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Collagenase-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Cytoprotective
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Emodin found in Root
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Differentiator
Emodin found in Root
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Emetic
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Estrogenic
Emodin found in Root
FLavor
Tartaric-acid found in Plant
Fatal
Oxalic-acid found in Plant
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Fungicide
Chrysophanic-acid found in Root
Genotoxic
Emodin found in Root
Glucogonogenic
Adenosine found in Plant
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Gonadotropic
Emodin found in Root
Hemostat
Chrysophanol found in Plant
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Hemostatic
Oxalic-acid found in Plant
Hepatomagenic
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Adenosine found in Plant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Adenosine found in Plant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Hypolipidemic
Emodin found in Root
Hypotensive
Adenosine found in Plant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Adenosine found in Plant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Emodin found in Root
Immunosuppressant
Emodin found in Root
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Inflammatory
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Insecticide
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Insectiphile
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Insulinic
Adenosine found in Plant
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Irritant
Oxalic-acid found in Plant
Tartaric-acid found in Plant
Juvabional
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Keratitigenic
Chrysophanic-acid found in Root
Larvistat
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Laxative
Adenosine found in Plant
Anthraquinones found in Plant
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Leucocytogenic
Emodin found in Root
Lipolytic
Adenosine found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Calcium-oxalate found in Plant
Litholytic
Anthraquinones found in Plant
MAO-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
MMP-2-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
MMP-7-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
MMP-9-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
Mitotic
Zeatin found in Plant
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Mutagenic
Emodin found in Root
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Myoprotective
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Adenosine found in Plant
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
NO-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
Occuloirritant
Chrysophanic-acid found in Root
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Oviposition-Stimulant
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
PAF-Inhibitor
Adenosine found in Plant
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
PGE2-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
PTK-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Chrysophanic-acid found in Root
Chrysophanol found in Plant
Emodin found in Root
Hyperin found in Shoot (120 ppm)
Oxalic-acid found in Plant
Physcion found in Plant
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Phytohormonal
Zeatin found in Plant
Pigment
Chrysophanol found in Plant
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
Protisticide
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
Purgative
Chrysophanol found in Plant
Emodin found in Root
Physcion found in Plant
Pyrogenic
Adenosine found in Plant
Radioprotective
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Renotoxic
Oxalic-acid found in Plant
Respirastimulant
Adenosine found in Plant
Secretomotor
Adenosine found in Plant
Sedative
Adenosine found in Plant
Sequestrant
Tartaric-acid found in Plant
Styptic
Emodin found in Root
Sunscreen
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Termitifuge
Chrysophanol found in Plant
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Toxic
Anthraquinones found in Plant
Trichomonicide
Emodin found in Root
Tyrosine-Kinase-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Varroacide
Oxalic-acid found in Plant
Vasodilator
Adenosine found in Plant
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Emodin found in Root
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Vasopressor
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
Vasorelaxant
Emodin found in Root
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Leaf (12000 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Root (140000 ppm)
cAMP-Phosphodiesterase-Inhibitor
Rutin found in Shoot (5300 ppm)
iNOS-Inhibitor
Emodin found in Root

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Adenosine Plant
Anthraquinones Plant
Ascorbic-acid Leaf 500 12,000
Ash Shoot 81,000
Auxin Plant
Calcium-oxalate Plant
Calcium-oxide Shoot 16,200
Catechin-tannin Plant
Chalcones Plant
Chrysophanic-acid Root
Chrysophanol Plant
Coumarins Plant
Cytokinin Plant
Emodin Root
Fat Seed 17,000 36,000
Floroglucotannoid Plant
Gibberelin Plant
Hyperin Shoot 120
Isopentenyl-adenine Plant
Magnesium-oxides Shoot 10,850
Oxalic-acid Plant
Phosphorus-oxides Shoot 11,260
Physcion Plant
Potassium-binoxalate Plant
Potassium-oxalate Plant
Potassium-oxides Shoot 22,925
Protein Seed 56,000 96,000
Rutin Shoot 5,300
Silicon-oxides Shoot 9,315
Tannin Root 80,000 140,000
Tartaric-acid Plant
Zeatin Plant
Zeatin-riboside Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]