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Top [+5] Scorpion Tail Plant Benefits You Need To Know

Scorpion Tail Plant not only enhances the aesthetics of your garden but also boasts various health benefits. However, always focus on your safety concerns before using this plant as a medicine.

Generally, there is limited scientific evidence regarding the health benefits of the Scorpion Tail plant. Some benefits include anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant properties, antimicrobial functions, culinary benefits, traditional healing, etc.

Scorpion Tail plant also known as Heliotropium angiospermum bears inflorescence just like the tail of a scorpion.

So, go through this full article to know the potential health benefits of consuming and applying the unique Scorpion Tail plant in detail.

5+ Benefits of Scorpion Tail Plant

Despite of the benefits below, Scorpion Tail plant is not a regulated and approved medication in any country. So it’s better to be cautious before using this plant.

Scorpion Tail Plant with leaves
Leaves of Scorpion Tail plant prevent infections.

However, here are some benefits that might be useful for you.

1. Anti-inflammatory Properties

Scorpion Tail plant is rich in a compound like rosmarinic acid that serves a potential anti-inflammatory function.

You can find this compound mostly in the mature leaves of the plant.

If you are facing problems like joint pain, swelling, inflammations, and other bone-related problems, applying the leave’s paste may relieve you.

2. Antioxidant Properties

Strong antioxidants like phenolic compounds are highly available in the Scorpion Tail plant.

These antioxidants help your body to fight against free radicals. Free radicals in the skin are responsible for cells and tissue damage that invites further infections.

Additionally, these antioxidants help to repair the damaged cells and prevent further damage. 

3. Anti-microbial Functions

Leaves of the Scorpion Tail plant are loaded with antimicrobial properties that include both antibacterial and antifungal agents.

Bacterial and fungal pathogens are mainly responsible for causing skin, hair, and other internal infections.

Thus, using the leaf extracts over the infectious cells helps in fighting against those harmful pathogens. This also prevents the spreading of infections in other body parts.

4. Culinary Benefits

Although the Scorpion Tail plant is not widely used in culinary applications, the leaves can enhance the taste of your dishes in small quantities.

Moreover, using a minimal amount of dried leaves can also leave a good aroma in your food.

However, make sure not to consume the leaves heavily as the foliage is toxic and can cause various health problems.

5. Traditional Healing

In the places like Caribbean, Bahamas, Africa, etc., people use the Scorpion Tail plant for various health problems.

In these places, people use this plant to clean newborn babies in the belief that it treats skin problems.

Additionally, people also believe that consuming the leaves of this plant can stimulate menstruation and treat menstruation issues.

6. Benefits In Animals

Scorpion Tail plants also have potential benefits for mammals like blood sugar regulation, muscle contraction, etc.

However, you cannot directly use this plant to get those benefits without safety concerns as the human body is different from that of animals.

Thus, it’s better to use this plant only if you find trustworthy scientific evidence.

From Editorial Team


Although the Scorpion Tail plant is rich in compounds like alkaloids, phenols, and flavonoids, there is limited research on the benefits of this plant.

Also, the seeds of this plant are highly toxic. Leaves and other parts are also toxic if you consume them heavily. 

Thus, consult with your doctor or healthcare professionals if you want to try using this plant to treat any wounds or infections and to avoid health risks.