Valuable source of macro and micronutrients; rich source of beta-carotene, protein, vitamin C, calcium and potassium; good source of natural antioxidants.
It contains the antibiotic pterigospermine and fatty acids such as linoleic acid, linolenic acid and behenic acid, as well as secondary plant substances such as tannins, saponins, phenolic compounds, phytates, flavonoids and lectins. In addition, there are fats, fiber, proteins, minerals, vitamins A, B and C, and amino acids.
It has an antispasmodic effect by blocking calcium channels, which is the basis for its traditional use in diarrhea. It also has an antimicrobial effect due to its main component pterygospermine.
The flowers contain nine amino acids, sucrose, glucose, glucose.
Rich in fiber, lipids, non-structural carbohydrates and proteins. Fatty acids such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid and linolenic acid are also present.