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.


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::


Range. Southeast Asia. Now widely cultivated in the Orient and elsewhere. Cul­tivated in Myanmar.

Seed: used as a tonic and carminative.

Native to South East Asia; now cultivated as pulse crop mainly in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Naga Hills, Mainpur and Kashmir.

Used as a protein supplement. (Products include fortified wheat flour, soymilk, snack foods, cooking oil.)

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.

3) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

4) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

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