Convolvulus arvensis L.

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PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part : Hoja y flor.

ACCIÓN FARMACOLÓGICA= Pharmacological action: Laxante, tónico-amargo, purgante y antiasmático.

COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA= Chemical composition: Principios Activos Resina gomosa (10%): dalapina; trazas de alcaloides, flavonoides, saponósidos, ácido caféico, taninos (7% en las hojas).

ZONA GEOGRÁFICA= Geografical zone: Uruguay. 

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ÚLTIMOS AVANCES EN LA QUÍMICA Y ACTIVIDADES BACTERIOLÓGICAS EN LAS PLANTAS MEDICINALES= Medicinal plants, last advances on chemistry and bacteria activities on the medicinal herbs

1) The aerial parts, roots and flowers of Convolvulus arvensis L. were investigated for their secondary metabolites.  Eleven flavonoids were detected, namely kaempferol and its 3-O-beta-D-glucoside, 7-O-beta-D-glucoside, 3-O-alpha-L-rhamnosyl, 7-O-beta-D-glucoside, 3-O-rutinoside, 7-O-rutinoside, 3-O-alpha-L-rhamnoside and 3-O-beta-D-galactorhamnoside as well as quercetin and its 3-O-alpha-L-rhamnoside and 3-O-rutinoside; four coumarins, namely 7-hydroxycoumarin (umbelliferone); 6,7-dihydroxycoumarin (esculetin); 6-methoxy-7-hydroxycoumarin (scopoletin) and 6-methoxycoumarin 7-O-glucoside (scopoletin 7-O-glucoside); the alkaloids tropine and its chloride salt; seventeen amino acids and eleven free sugars were also detected.  The compds. were all identified through chem. and spectroscopic data including IR, UV, EI and CIMS, 1H and 13C NMR.  The exts. showed moderate diuretic, tranquilizing, hypoglycemic, antihemorrhagic activity, in addn. to antibacterial and antifungal effects.  The exts. showed neg. antiasthmatic effects and were found to be safe for liver and kidney functions; they also act to relieve intestinal and uterine pain.

2) Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis L.) has an impressive array of survival techniques, due to which it has become one of the worst weeds.  This persistent field darnel is native to Eurasia but has spread to many parts of the world.  TLC and HPLC were applied to carry out qual. and quant. detn. of polyphenolic compds. in bindweed, such as coumarins and phenolic acids: free and liberated by acid and alk. hydrolysis.  We identified and confirmed umbelliferone and scopoletin in the coumarins fraction.  In the fraction of phenolic acids we noticed the occurrence of protocatechuic, caffeic, chlorogenic, gentisic, p-coumaric, p-hydroxybenzoic, p-hydroxyphenylacetic, ferulic, vanillic and salicylic.  The caffeic (31.24 mg%), vanillic (5.8 mg%) and protocatechuic (4.62 mg%) acids were found to be the dominant compds. in the analyzed plant.

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Range. Mediterranean Europe native; temperate and dry subtropical climates. Found growing naturally around lakes, ponds, streams, and in cultivated fields. In Myanmar, found in Magway and Mandalay.

Whole plant: Known for a bitter and sweet taste, as well as heating properties, all five parts (root, stem, leaf, flower and fruit) used in preparations to support urinary function, increase libido, alleviate chronic anemia and coughs, and treat a swollen penis. To relieve bone and joint aches, all five parts are mashed, wrapped in cloth, and placed on the painful areas. For mouth sores, liquid from boiling the five parts is held in the mouth; the liquid is also used as a wash for old sores.

Leaf: Mashed and applied with a bandage to bumps, cysts, and other skin sores. The juice is used for rashes and itching.

Root: Used in laxative medicines.


Throughout India, up to 3,000 m. n the Himalayas.

Plant—cooling, anticonvulsant.

Nota bibliográfica

1) GONZALEZ, Matías ; LOMBARDO, Atilio ; VALLARINO, Aida. Plantas de la medicina vulgar del Uruguay. Montevideo : Talleres Gráficos, 1937, p.45-46.

2) Awaad, A. S.; Mohamed, N. H.; El-Sayed, Nabil H.; Soliman, G. A.; Mabry, T. J. Phenolics of Convolvulus arvensis L. and their related pharmacological activity.Asian Journal of Chemistry. 2006. v.18, Nº4, 2818-2826.

3) KRZACZEKK, T.; BOGUCKA-KOCKA, A.; RYN, D. Chromatographical analysis of phenolic compounds in herb Convolvulus arvensis L. Herba Polonica. 2004, vol.50, nº3/4, p.17-22.

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

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

Convolvulus arvensis L.
Término aceptado: 25-Sep-2007