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Dr Duke's list of plants with hemopoietic effects - 2 All plants with activity



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The following is a full list of all the edible plants having hemopoetic activity, the companion observation showed those with the highest 'dosage' of helpful chemical.

In all cases, the chemical responsible is malic acid.

I have added apples to the list because it is known they contain malic acid.  Malic acid was first isolated from apple juice by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1785   Antoine Lavoisier in 1787 proposed the name acide malique which is derived from the Latin word for apple, mālum. In German it is named Äpfelsäure (or Apfelsäure) after plural or singular of the fruit apple.  So why it is not in Dr Duke's list I do not know.

Malic acid contributes to the sourness of green apples. It is present in grapes and in most wines with concentrations sometimes as high as 5 g/l. It confers a tart taste to wine, although the amount decreases with increasing fruit ripeness. The taste of malic acid is very clear and pure in rhubarb, a plant for which it is the primary flavour.

My Mum's favourite desert was rhubarb jelly - Mums know best.

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Dr. Duke's
Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Plant parts with Hemopoietic Activity
from the chemical MALIC-ACID



Allium cepa L. -- Onion, Shallot; found in Bulb, Leaf


Allium schoenoprasum L. -- Chives; found in Leaf

Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.) G. DON -- Giant Taro; found in Plant

Ananas comosus (L.) MERR. -- Pineapple; found in Fruit

Angelica archangelica L. -- Angelica, Garden Angelica, Wild Parsnip; found in Plant

Annona muricata L. -- Soursop; found in Plant

Annona squamosa L. -- Sugar-Apple, Sweetsop; found in Plant

Apium graveolens L. -- Celery; found in Pt

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) SPRENGEL -- Bearberry, Uva Ursi; found in Leaf

Avena sativa L. -- Oats; found in Petiole

Averrhoa carambola L. -- Carambola, Star Fruit; found in Fruit

Berberis vulgaris L. -- Barberry; found in Plant

Borago officinalis L. -- Beebread, Beeplant, Borage, Talewort; found in Plant

Brassica oleracea var. botrytis l. var. botrytis L. -- Cauliflower; found in Flower, Plant

Brassica oleracea var. capitata l. var. capitata L. -- Cabbage, Red Cabbage, White Cabbage; found in Leaf

Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera var. gemmifera DC -- Brussel-Sprout, Brussels-Sprouts; found in Leaf

Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes L. -- Kohlrabi; found in Stem

Brassica oleracea var. sabellica l. var. acephala DC -- Curly Kale, Kale, Kitchen Kale, Scotch Kale; found in Leaf

Calendula officinalis L. -- Calendula, Pot-Marigold; found in Flower

Camellia sinensis (L.) KUNTZE -- Tea; found in Leaf

Carica papaya L. -- Papaya; found in Fruit, Latex Exudate

Chaenomeles lagenaria KOIDZ. -- Chinese Quince, Mu-Kua; found in Fruit

Citrus aurantiifolia (CHRISTM.) SWINGLE -- Lime; found in Fruit

Citrus aurantium L. -- Bitter Orange, Petitgrain; found in Plant

Citrus mitis BLANCO -- Calamansi, Calamondin; found in Fruit Juice

Citrus paradisi MacFAD. -- Grapefruit; found in Fruit

Citrus reticulata BLANCO -- Mandarin, Tangerine; found in Fruit

Citrus sinensis (L.) OSBECK -- Orange; found in Fruit

Cocos nucifera L. -- Coconut, Coconut Palm, Cocotero (Sp.), Copra, Kokospalme (Ger.), Nariyal; found in Seed

Cydonia oblonga MILLER -- Quince; found in Seed

Daucus carota L. -- Carrot; found in Root

Equisetum arvense L. -- Field Horsetail, Horsetail; found in Plant

Fagopyrum esculentum MOENCH. -- Buckwheat; found in Leaf

Ficus carica L. -- Echte Feige (Ger.), Feigenbaum (Ger.), Fico (Ital.), Fig, Figueira (Port.), Figuier Commun (Fr.), Higo (Sp.), Higuera Comun (Sp.); found in Fruit, Leaf

Foeniculum vulgare MILLER -- Fennel; found in Fruit

Fragaria spp -- Strawberry; found in Fruit


Glycine max (L.) MERR. -- Soybean; found in Seed


Glycyrrhiza glabra L. -- Commom Licorice, Licorice, Licorice-Root, Smooth Licorice; found in Root

Helianthus annuus L. -- Girasol, Sunflower; found in Leaf

Hibiscus sabdariffa L. -- Acedera de Guinea (Sp.), Indian Sorrel, Jamaica Sorrel, Kharkadi, Malventee (Ger.), Red Sorrel, Rosa de Jamaica (Sp.), Rosella (Ger.), Roselle, Sereni (Sp.), Sorrel; found in Flower, Leaf , Stem

Hippophae rhamnoides L. -- Sallow Thorn, Sea Buckthorn, Yellow Spine; found in Fruit

Juglans regia L. -- English Walnut; found in Fruit


Lactuca sativa L. -- Lettuce; found in Leaf


Lactuca scariola L. -- Prickly Lettuce; found in Latex Exudate

Lactuca virosa L. -- Bitter Lettuce; found in Plant

Ledum palustre L. -- Marsh Tea, Wild Rosemary; found in Plant

Linum usitatissimum L. -- Flax, Linseed; found in Seed

Lycopersicon esculentum MILLER -- Tomato; found in Fruit

Mangifera indica L. -- Mango; found in Fruit

Matricaria recutita L. -- Annual Camomile, German Camomile, Wild Camomile; found in Plant

Medicago sativa subsp. sativa -- Alfalfa, Lucerne; found in Plant

Morus alba L. -- Sang-Pai-Pi, White Mulberry; found in Leaf

Musa x paradisiaca L. -- Banana, Plantain; found in Fruit

Myrtus communis L. -- Arrayan (Sp.), Mirto (Sp.), Myrte (Ger.), Myrtle; found in Fruit

Nicotiana tabacum L. -- Tobacco; found in Leaf

Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) MILL. -- Indian Fig, Nopal, Nopalito, Prickly Pear; found in Fruit

Panax ginseng C. A. MEYER -- Chinese Ginseng, Ginseng, Korean Ginseng, Oriental Ginseng; found in Root

Panax quinquefolius L. -- American Ginseng, Ginseng; found in Plant

Papaver somniferum L. -- Opium Poppy, Poppyseed Poppy; found in Latex Exudate

Passiflora edulis SIMS -- Maracuya, Passionfruit; found in Fruit

Physalis ixocarpa BROT. -- Tomatillo; found in Fruit

Physalis peruviana L. -- Cape Gooseberry, Ground Cherry; found in Plant

Pimenta dioica (L.) MERR. -- Allspice, Clover-Pepper, Jamaica-Pepper, Pimenta, Pimento; found in Fruit

Pisum sativum L. -- Pea; found in Seed


Portulaca oleracea L. -- Purslane, Verdolaga; found in Plant


Prunus armeniaca L. -- Apricot; found in Fruit

Prunus cerasus L. -- Sour Cherry; found in Fruit Juice

Prunus domestica L. -- Plum; found in Fruit

Punica granatum L. -- Granado (Sp.), Granatapfelbaum (Ger.), Granatapfelstrauch (Ger.), Grenadier (Fr.), Mangrano (Sp.), Pomegranate, Romanzeiro (Port.), Zakuro (Jap.); found in Fruit

Pyrus communis L. -- Pear; found in Fruit


Rheum rhabarbarum L. -- Rhubarb; found in Pt


Ribes rubrum L. -- Red Currant, White Currant; found in Fruit

Ribes uva-crispa L. -- Gooseberry; found in Fruit

Rosa canina L. -- Dog Rose, Dogbrier, Rose; found in Fruit

Rosa centifolia L. -- Cabbage Rose; found in Flower

Rosa gallica L. -- French Rose; found in Flower

Rosa laevigata MICHX. -- Cherokee Rose; found in Fruit

Rosa spp -- Rose Hips; found in Fruit

Rubus chingii HU -- Chinese Raspberry; found in Fruit

Rubus fruticosus -- Blackberry; found in Leaf

Rubus idaeus L. -- Raspberry, Red Raspberry; found in Fruit

Ruta graveolens L. -- Rue; found in Leaf

Salvia officinalis L. -- Sage; found in Plant

Sambucus nigra L. -- Black Elder, Elder, European Alder, European Elder, European Elderberry; found in Fruit

Schisandra chinensis (TURCZ.) BAILL. -- Chinese Magnolia Vine, Five-Flavor-Fruit, Magnolia Vine, Schizandra, Wu Wei Zi, Wu Wei Zu; found in Plant

Sclerocarya caffra SOND. -- Marula; found in Fruit

Solanum tuberosum L. -- Potato; found in Tuber

Sorbus aucubaria L. -- Rowan Berry; found in Fruit

Tamarindus indica L. -- Indian Tamarind, Kilytree, Tamarind; found in Fruit, Leaf

Tussilago farfara L. -- Coltsfoot; found in Flower

Vaccinium macrocarpon AITON -- American Cranberry, Cranberry, Large Cranberry; found in Fruit

Vaccinium myrtillus L. -- Bilberry, Dwarf Bilberry, Whortleberry; found in Leaf

Vaccinium vitis-idaea var. minus LODD. -- Cowberry, Lingen, Lingonberry; found in Fruit

Valeriana jatamansi JONES -- Indian Valerian; found in Root

Vanilla planifolia JACKS. -- Bourbon Vanilla, Vanilla; found in Fruit

Vicia faba L. -- Broadbean, Faba Bean, Habas; found in Fruit

Viola odorata L. -- Common Violet, Sweet Violet; found in Flower

Vitis vinifera L. -- European Grape, Grape, Grapevine, Parra (Sp.), Vid (Sp.), Vigne Vinifere (Fr.), Weinrebe (Ger.), Wine Grape; found in Fruit, Plant

Zea mays L. -- Corn; found in Plant

The source of the experience

Dr Dukes plant database