Plants Containing the Planetary Metals

This listing of plants containing significant quantities of the alchemical planetary metals has been taken from the Phytochemical 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. – Buckbrush (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