Biochemicals From Plants: Impatiens - Rosa

Listed below are some of the plants in the CEBTech Services Herbarium that have been shown by previous investigators to produce biochemicals that could be of industrial or medical importance.

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Scientific Name Common Name
Biochemicals & Notations
Impatiens biflora
Touch-Me-Not, Jewel Weed
Seeds with linoleic, oleic, linolenic or conjugated polythenoid acids in Impatiens balsamina; anthocyanins
Kochia scoparia
Kochia Weed
Linolenic acid rich seed fats
Leonurus cardiaca
Mother Wort
Used for menstrual disorders, vaginitis, anti-epileptic effects, as sedative, cardiotonic effects, a treatment for atherosclerosis, antispasmodic, immunostimulant, diuretic, antioxidant, hypotensive
Lilium philadelphicum
Wood Lily
Produce 3-Rutinoside, melin,phytomelin, eldrin, ilixathin, rutin; also a capillary protectant
Lonicera tatarica
Tatarian Honeysuckle
Seed fats with palmitic, oleic, and linoleic acids
Lotus corniculatus
Bird's Foot Trefoil
Stativin production
Lupinus lepidus
Lupinine, sparteine, matrine
Malva rotundifolia
Malvic acid, sterculic acid
Medicago sativa
High in vitamins A, D, and K, has been used to encourage blood clotting, lowers cholesterol and produces coumestrol
Melilotus alba
White Sweet Clover
Coumarinic and melilotic acid
Mentha arvensis
Terpenes, piperitenol, piperitenone, carvone, pipertone, piperitol, pulegol, pulegone, menthofuran, menthol, multiple medicinal uses
Nepeta cataria
Linolenic rich seed fats, treats infantile colic, induces sweating for colds, used as a stimulant, treats iron deficency, is a mild tranquilizer, Catnip contains nepetalacetone, a sedative and analgesic compound whose action involves opioid receptors
Onothera serrulata

Octadeca-6,9,12-trienoic acid, 3-glucoside, Oenothera biennis has multiple medicinal uses
Physocarpus opulifolius
D-Sorbitol, Physocarpus capitatus has multiple medicinal uses
Plantago rugelii
Aucubin, rhinanthin, aucuboside, multiple medicinal uses
Polemonium viscosum
Sky Pilot, Skunkweed, Jacobs-ladder
Psoralea argophylla

Quercus margretta
Ashe's Oak
Ranunculus rhomboideus
Anemonol, anemoninic acid, protoanemonin - an effective antifungal agent, inhibits RNA and DNA synthesis in HL-50 promyelocytic leukemia cells, multiple medicinal uses
Rosa suffulta
Wild Rose
3,5-Diglucoside and 3-glucoside, quercetin, multiple medicinal uses

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