Glycine max (L.) Merr.

Nota de alcance (en)

Uses: gasttritis.                                                 

Origin: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, United States.

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This annual plant, which is indigenous to Asia and widely cultivated here in the Midwest, is the source of many soy-based products, including glycerin, linoleum, paint, soaps, ink, varnish, biofuel and other petroleum and rubber substitutes. Medicinally, soy contains isoflavones, sterols, and coumestrol that are phytoestrogens that mimic the effects of human estrogen. This makes them potentially useful in combating the symptoms of menopause and protecting against osteoporosis. Soy also is believed to inhibit the development and growth of estrogen-sensitive cancers such as some breast, ovary, and prostate cancers. The compound genistein from soy inhibits the growth of new blood vessels that supply tumors. Soy can interfere with the effectiveness of tamoxifen, and soy and tamoxifen should not be used concurrently. Consumption of low fat soy products (25 grams of soy a day) may lower serum cholesterol by about 7%.

Part used::
Beans

Origin:
Asia

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Geraldini , Isanete, Journal of Ethnopharmacology v. 173, 2015 . -- p. 383-423

2) Hull, Kathleen; Photog. Hull, Meredith /Indiana Medical History Museum: Guide to the Medicinal Plant Garden./ USA: Indiana Medical History Museum. 2010. -- p. 58.

Glycine max (L.) Merr.
Término aceptado: 06-Jun-2017