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Plants Containing the Planetary Metals

This listing of plants containing significant quantities of the alchemical planetary metals, has been taken from the Phytochemeco Database - USDA - ARS - NGRL at http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/

Plants Containing LEAD


1. Nyssa sylvatica MARSHALL - Black Gum (Leaf) 0.2-182 ppm
2. Symphoricarpos orbiculatus MOENCH. - Buckbush (Stem) 2-176 ppm
3. Juniperus virginiana L. - Red Cedar (Shoot) 0.7-132 ppm
4. Nyssa sylvatica MARSHALL - Black Gum (Stem) 0.1-132 ppm
5. Prunus serotina EHRH. - Black Cherry (Stem) 0.2-108 ppm
6. Carya glabra (MILLER) SWEET - Pignut Hickory (Shoot) 2-103 ppm
7. Rhus copallina L. - Dwarf Sumac (Stem) 0.2-92 ppm
8. Fucus vesiculosus L. - Bladderwrack (Plant) 91 ppm
9. Diospyros virginiana L. - American Persimmon (Stem) 0.2-81 ppm
10. Quercus alba L. - White Oak (Stem) 0.2-76 ppm
11. Prunus serotina EHRH. - Black Cherry (Leaf) 0.3-67 ppm
12. Rhus copallina L. - Dwarf Sumac (Leaf) 0.2-67 ppm
13. Malus domestica BORKH. - Apple (Fruit) 0.002-64 ppm
14. Pinus echinata MILLER - Shortleaf Pine (Shoot) 1.7-63 ppm
15. Lycopersicon esculentum MILLER - Tomato (Fruit) 0.003-60 ppm
16. Quercus stellata WANGENH. - Post Oak (Stem) 0.7-59 ppm
17. Liquidambar styraciflua L. - American Styrax (Stem) 0.2-57 ppm
18. Carya ovata (MILL.) K. KOCH - Shagbark Hickory (Shoot) 0.7-46 ppm
19. Sassafras albidum (NUTT.) NEES - Sassafras (Stem) 0.1-37 ppm
20. Diospyros virginiana L. - American Persimmon (Leaf) 0.5-35 ppm
21. Sassafras albidum (NUTT.) NEES - Sassafras (Leaf) 1-34 ppm
22. Quercus velutina LAM. - Black Oak (Stem) 1.5-31 ppm
23. Asparagus officinalis L. - Asparagus (Shoot) 1.5-30 ppm
24. Liquidambar styraciflua L. - American Styrax (Leaf) 0.4-25 ppm
25. Quercus phellos L. - Willow Oak (Stem) 0.4-21 ppm
26. Rhus glabra L. - Smooth Sumac (Stem) 0.4-20 ppm
27. Hypericum perforatum L. - Common St. Johnswort (Leaf) 6-18 ppm
28. Quercus rubra L. - Northern Red Oak (Stem) 1.4-17 ppm
29. Zea mays L. - Corn (Seed) 0-14 ppm
30. Hypericum perforatum L. - Common St. Johnswort (Plant) 2-12 ppm
31. Prunus domestica L. - Plum (Fruit) 0.02-11.9 ppm
32. Phaseolus vulgaris L. - Blackbean (Fruit) 0.01-10.5 ppm
33. Cinnamomum sieboldii - Japanese Cinnamon (Root Bark) 9 ppm
34. Vitis vinifera L. - Grape (Fruit) 0.02-9 ppm
35. Vigna unguiculata (L.) WALP. - Cowpea (Seed) 0.4-8.4 ppm
36. Cinnamomum sieboldii - Japanese Cinnamon (Bark) 8 ppm
37. Citrus paradisi MacFAD. - Grapefruit (Fruit) 0.02-7.7 ppm
38. Lactuca sativa L. - Lettuce (Leaf) 0.02-6 ppm
39. Urtica dioica L. - European Nettle (Leaf) 1-6 ppm
40. Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata L. - Cabbage (Leaf) 0.002-5.8 ppm

Plants Containing TIN


1. Schisandra chinensis (TURCZ.) BAILL. - Chinese Magnoliavine (Fruit) 940 ppm
2. Elytrigia repens (L.) NEVSKI - Couchgrass (Plant) 67 ppm
3. Juniperus communis L. - Common Juniper (Fruit) 63 ppm
4. Silybum marianum (L.) GAERTN. - Milk Thistle (Plant) 42 ppm
5. Gentiana lutea L. - Yellow Gentian (Root) 40 ppm
6. Cypripedium pubescens WILLD. - Ladyslipper (Root) 33 ppm
7. Rhodymenia palmata - Dulse (Plant) 33 ppm
8. Althaea officinalis L. - Marshmallow (Root) 29 ppm
9. Valeriana officinalis L. - Valerian (Root) 28 ppm
10. Chondrus crispus (L.) STACKH. - Irish Moss (Plant) 27 ppm
11. Urtica dioica L. - European Nettle (Leaf) 27 ppm
12. Achillea millefolium L. - Yarrow (Plant) 26 ppm
13. Berberis vulgaris L. - Barberry (Root) 26 ppm
14. Cnicus benedictus L. - Blessed Thistle (Plant) 25 ppm
15. Trifolium pratense L. - Red Clover (Flower) 25 ppm
16. Fucus vesiculosus L. - Bladderwrack (Plant) 24 ppm
17. Glycyrrhiza glabra L. - Licorice (Root) 24 ppm
18. Harpagophytum procumbens DC. - Devil's Claw (Root) 24 ppm
19. Mentha pulegium L. - European Pennyroyal (Plant) 24 ppm
20. Rumex crispus L. - Curly Dock (Root) 24 ppm
21. Cucurbita pepo L. - Pumpkin (Seed) 23 ppm
22. Humulus lupulus L. - Hops (Fruit) 22 ppm
23. Myrica cerifera L. - Bayberry (Bark) 22 ppm
24. Rosa canina L. - Rose (Fruit) 22 ppm
25. Arctium lappa L. - Gobo (Root) 21 ppm
26. Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) MICHX. - Blue Cohosh (Root) 21 ppm
27. Chrysanthemum parthenium (L.) BERNH. - Feverfew (Plant) 21 ppm
28. Plantago psyllium L. - Psyllium (Seed) 21 ppm
29. Ruscus aculeatus L. - Butcher's Broom (Root) 21 ppm
30. Dioscorea sp. - Wild Yam (Root) 19 ppm
31. Smilax spp - Sarsaparilla (Root) 18 ppm
32. Viburnum opulus L. - Crampbark (Bark) 18 ppm
33. Viscum album L. - European Mistletoe (Leaf) 18 ppm
34. Echinacea spp - Coneflower (Root) 17 ppm
35. Thymus vulgaris L. - Common Thyme (Leaf) 17 ppm
36. Panax ginseng C. MEYER - Chinese Ginseng (Root) 16 ppm
37. Ulmus rubra MUHLENB. - Slippery Elm (Bark) 16 ppm
38. Stevia rebaudiana (BERT.) HEMSL. - Ca-A-E (Leaf) 15 ppm
39. Equisetum arvense L. - Field Horsetail (Plant) 14 ppm
40. Larrea tridentata (SESSE & MOC. ex DC.) COV. - Chaparral (Plant) 14 ppm
41. Crataegus oxycantha L. - Hawthorn (Fruit) 13 ppm
42. Polygonum multiflorum THUNB. - Chinese Cornbind (Root) 13 ppm
43. Taraxacum officinale WIGG. - Dandelion (Root) 13 ppm
44. Zingiber officinale ROSCOE - Ginger (Rhizome) 13 ppm
45. Centella asiatica (L.) URBAN - Gotu Kola (Leaf) 12 ppm
46. Hordeum vulgare L. - Barley (Stem) 12 ppm
47. Juglans nigra L. - Black Walnut (Fruit) 12 ppm
48. Salix alba L. - White Willow (Bark) 12 ppm
49. Verbascum thapsus L. - Mullein (Leaf) 12 ppm
50. Vitis vinifera L. - Grape (Stem) 12 ppm
51. Agathosma betulina (BERGIUS) PILL. - Buchu (Leaf) 11 ppm
52. Aloe vera (L.) BURM. f. - Bitter Aloes (Leaf) 11 ppm
53. Barosma betulina (BERG.) BARTL. & WENDL. f. - Buchu (Leaf) 11 ppm
54. Ephedra sinica STAPF - Ma Huang (Plant) 11 ppm
55. Foeniculum vulgare MILLER - Fennel (Fruit) 11 ppm
56. Hydrangea arborescens L. - Smooth Hydrangea (Root) 11 ppm
57. Mentha x piperita L. - Peppermint (Leaf) 11 ppm
58. Nepeta cataria L. - Catnip (Plant) 11 ppm
59. Turnera diffusa WILLD. - Damiana (Leaf) 11 ppm
60. Carthamus tinctorius L. - Safflower (Flower) 10 ppm
61. Chamaemelum nobile (L.) ALL. - Garden Camomile (Flower) 10 ppm
62. Hibiscus sabdariffa L. - Roselle (Flower) 10 ppm
63. Prunus persica (L.) BATSCH - Peach (Bark) 9.4 ppm
64. Hydrastis canadensis L. - Goldenseal (Root) 9.3 ppm
65. Euphrasia officinalis L. - Eyebright (Plant) 8 ppm
66. Salvia officinalis L. - Sage (Leaf) 8 ppm
67. Yucca baccata TORR. - Spanish Bayonet (Root) 8 ppm
68. Cymbopogon citratus (DC. ex NEES) STAPF - West Indian Lemongrass (Plant) 7.1 ppm
69. Lobelia inflata L. - Indian Tobacco (Leaf) 7 ppm
70. Symphytum officinale L. - Comfrey (Root) 6.7 ppm
71. Allium sativum L. - Garlic (Bulb) 6 ppm
72. Avena sativa L. - Oats (Plant) 6 ppm
73. Rhamnus purshianus DC. - Cascara Sagrada (Bark) 5.1 ppm
74. Capsicum annuum L. - Bell Pepper (Fruit) 5 ppm
75. Angelica sinensis (OLIV.) DIELS - Dang Gui (Root) 4 ppm
76. Trigonella foenum-graecum L. - Fenugreek (Seed) 4 ppm
77. Tabebuia heptaphylla (VELL.) TOLEDO - Pau D'Arco (Bark) 3.7 ppm
78. Bertholletia excelsa HUMB. & BONPL. - Brazilnut (Seed) 3.5 ppm
79. Citrus paradisi MacFAD. - Grapefruit (Fruit) 0.66-3.3 ppm
80. Carya ovata (MILL.) K. KOCH - Shagbark Hickory (Seed) 3.2 ppm
81. Daucus carota L. - Carrot (Root) 0-3 ppm
82. Beta vulgaris L. - Beet (Root) 0.8-2.8 ppm
83. Corylus avellana L. - English Filbert (Seed) 2.7 ppm
84. Symphoricarpos orbiculatus MOENCH. - Buckbush (Stem) 0.5-2.6 ppm
85. Quercus alba L. - White Oak (Bark) 2.2 ppm
86. Carya illinoensis (WANGENH.) K. KOCH - Pecan (Seed) 1.8 ppm
87. Zea mays L. - Corn (Seed) 1-1.8 ppm
88. Juglans nigra L. - Black Walnut (Seed) 1.7 ppm
89. Cocos nucifera L. - Coconut (Seed) 1.5 ppm
90. Scutellaria lateriflora L. - Maddog Skullcap (Plant) 1.2 ppm

Biological Activities of TIN:
Antiacne ; Bactericide ; Pesticide ; Taenicide MAR;

Plants Containing IRON


1. Taraxacum officinale WIGG. - Dandelion (Leaf) 500-5,000 ppm
2. Echinacea spp - Coneflower (Root) 700-4,800 ppm
3. Symphoricarpos orbiculatus MOENCH. - Buckbush (Stem) 19-4,400 ppm
4. Valerianella locusta (L.) LATERRADE - Corn Salad (Plant) 3,519-4,143 ppm
5. Artemisia vulgaris L. - Mugwort (Plant) 1,200-3,900 ppm
6. Boehmeria nivea (L.) GAUDICH. - Ramie (Plant) 1,500-3,500 ppm
7. Physalis ixocarpa BROT. - Tomatillo (Fruit) 14-2,974 ppm
8. Harpagophytum procumbens DC. - Devil's Claw (Root) 2,900 ppm
9. Asiasarum heterotropoides MAEK. - Asian Wild Ginger (Root) 450-2,800 ppm
10. Asiasarum sieboldii (MIQ.) MAEK. - Siebold's Wild Ginger (Root) 450-2,800 ppm
11. Stellaria media (L.) VILLARS - Chickweed (Plant) 2,530 ppm
12. Verbascum thapsus L. - Mullein (Leaf) 2,360 ppm
13. Mentha pulegium L. - European Pennyroyal (Plant) 2,310 ppm
14. Carthamus tinctorius L. - Safflower (Flower) 81-2,200 ppm
15. Petasites japonicus (SIEBOLD & ZUCC.) MAXIM. - Butterbur (Plant) 2,000-2,100 ppm
16. Amaranthus spinosus L. - Spiny pigweed (Leaf) 22-1,965 ppm
17. Polystichum polyblepharum (ROEM.) PRESL - Chinese Polystichum (Plant) 500-1,900 ppm
18. Trifolium pratense L. - Red Clover (Shoot) 10-1,850 ppm
19. Nyssa sylvatica MARSHALL - Black Gum (Leaf) 8-1,820 ppm
20. Angelica dahurica BENTH & HOOK. - Bai Zhi (Root) 1,800 ppm
21. Schizonepeta tenuifolia BRIQ. - Ching-Chieh (Plant) 1,700 ppm
22. Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) MICHX. - Blue Cohosh (Root) 1,640ppm
23. Ruscus aculeatus L. - Butcher's Broom (Root) 1,640 ppm
24. Diospyros virginiana L. - American Persimmon (Stem) 3-1,620 ppm
25. Amaranthus sp. - Pigweed (Leaf) 23-1,527 ppm
26. Thymus vulgaris L. - Common Thyme (Plant) 1,075-1,508 ppm
27. Camellia sinensis (L.) KUNTZE - Tea (Leaf) 189-1,500 ppm
28. Manihot esculenta CRANTZ - Cassava (Leaf) 28-1,500 ppm
29. Arctium lappa L. - Gobo (Root) 8-1,470 ppm
30. Prunus serotina EHRH. - Black Cherry (Leaf) 20-1,440 ppm
31. Berberis vulgaris L. - Barberry (Root) 1,410 ppm
32. Anemarrhena asphodeloides BUNGE - Chih-Mu (Rhizome) 90-1,400 ppm
33. Peucedanum decursivum (MIQ.) MAX. - Qian Hu (Plant) 780-1,400 ppm
34. Nepeta cataria L. - Catnip (Plant) 1,380 ppm
35. Chamissoa altissima (JACQ.) HBK - Guanique (Leaf) 137-1,370 ppm
36. Cynanchum atratum BUNGE - Bai-Wei (Root) 1,350 ppm
37. Juniperus virginiana L. - Red Cedar (Shoot) 11-1,320 ppm
38. Polygonum cuspidatum SIEBOLD & ZUCC. - Japanese Knotweed (Plant) 360-1,300 ppm
39. Senna occidentalis (L.) H. IRWIN & BARNEBY - Coffee Senna (Seed) 1,300 ppm
40. Equisetum arvense L. - Field Horsetail (Plant) 698-1,230 ppm

Biological Activities of IRON
Antiakathisic M29; Antianemic M29; Anticheilitic DAS; Antimenorrhagic
100mg/day/wmn/orl PAM;

Plants Containing GOLD


None


Biological Activities of GOLD:
Antiarthritic ; Antiulcer MAR; Nephrotoxic ;

Plants Containing COPPER


1. Prunus serotina EHRH. - Black Cherry (Stem) 1.3-378 ppm
2. Liquidambar styraciflua L. - American Styrax (Stem) 0.6-360 ppm
3. Nyssa sylvatica MARSHALL - Black Gum (Leaf) 1.25-182 ppm
4. Liquidambar styraciflua L. - American Styrax (Leaf) 2.8-164 ppm
5. Symphoricarpos orbiculatus MOENCH. - Buckbush (Stem) 3.8-132 ppm
6. Diospyros virginiana L. - American Persimmon (Stem) 0.2-108 ppm
7. Sassafras albidum (NUTT.) NEES - Sassafras (Leaf) 1.6-102 ppm
8. Lycopersicon esculentum MILLER - Tomato (Fruit) 0.4-100 ppm
9. Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata L. - Cabbage (Leaf) 0.3-87 ppm
10. Corylus avellana L. - English Filbert (Seed) 13-82 ppm
11. Sassafras albidum (NUTT.) NEES - Sassafras (Stem) 0.2-56 ppm
12. Sesamum indicum L. - Sesame (Plant) 14-56 ppm
13. Carya glabra (MILLER) SWEET - Pignut Hickory (Shoot) 0.9-55 ppm
14. Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis L. - Broccoli (Leaf) 0.68-52 ppm
15. Carya ovata (MILL.) K. KOCH - Shagbark Hickory (Shoot) 1.25-45 ppm
16. Phaseolus vulgaris L. - Blackbean (Fruit) 0.62-45 ppm
17. Brassica oleracea L. - Collards (Leaf) 2-43 ppm
18. Cucumis sativus L. - Cucumber (Fruit) 0.3-42 ppm
19. Quercus stellata WANGENH. - Post Oak (Stem) 1.2-42 ppm
20. Anacardium occidentale L. - Cashew (Seed) 22-37 ppm
21. Rosa canina L. - Rose (Fruit) 1.8-36 ppm
22. Eupatorium odoratum L. - Jack na bush (Leaf) 35 ppm
23. Rhizophora mangle L. - Red Mangrove (Leaf) 35 ppm
24. Prunus domestica L. - Plum (Fruit) 0.33-34 ppm
25. Cocos nucifera L. - Coconut (Seed) 3.2-33 ppm
26. Pistacia vera L. - Pistachio (Seed) 11-33 ppm
27. Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC. - Asparagus Pea (Seed) 28-33 ppm
28. Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.IRWIN & BARNEBY - Sicklepod (Seed) 9-32 ppm
29. Nyssa sylvatica MARSHALL - Black Gum (Stem) 0.3-31 ppm
30. Quercus velutina LAM. - Black Oak (Stem) 1.5-31 ppm
31. Cucurbita maxima DUCH. - Pumpkin (Leaf) 4.2-30 ppm
32. Helianthus tuberosus L. - Jerusalem Artichoke (Plant) 8-30 ppm
33. Momordica charantia L. - Bitter Melon (Fruit) 30 ppm
34. Prunus persica (L.) BATSCH - Peach (Fruit) 0.3-30 ppm
35. Rhus copallina L. - Dwarf Sumac (Stem) 1.8-30 ppm
36. Rumex acetosa L. - Garden Sorrel (Leaf) 3-30 ppm
37. Arctium lappa L. - Gobo (Root) 29 ppm
38. Lactuca sativa L. - Lettuce (Leaf) 0.36-29 ppm
39. Prunus serotina EHRH. - Black Cherry (Leaf) 0.8-29 ppm
40. Quercus phellos L. - Willow Oak (Stem) 1-29 ppm

Biological Activities of COPPER
Antiarthritic DAS; Antidiabetic 2-4 mg/day WER; Antiinflammatory WER; Antinociceptive WER; Contraceptive MAR; Hypocholesterolemic DAS; Schizophrenigenic DAS;

Plants Containing MERCURY


1. Cinnamomum aromaticum NEES - Cassia (Plant) 60 ppm
2. Fucus vesiculosus L. - Bladderwrack (Plant) 40 ppm
3. Rhodymenia palmata - Dulse (Plant) 26 ppm
4. Lycium chinense MILL. - Wolfberry (Fruit) 8 ppm
5. Chondrus crispus (L.) STACKH. - Irish Moss (Plant) 7 ppm
6. Juncus effusus L. - Rush (Pith) 1.41 ppm
7. Arctium lappa L. - Gobo (Root) 1.27 ppm

Biological Activities of MERCURY
Nephrotoxic PAM;

Plants Containing SILVER


1. Lycopersicon esculentum MILLER - Tomato (Fruit) 0-1.4 ppm
2. Quercus rubra L. - Northern Red Oak (Stem) 0-1.32 ppm

Biological Activities of SILVER
Astringent ; Bactericide MAR; Pesticide ;