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Amaranthus blitum - Livid amaranth
Amaranthus blitum is a vigorous annual plant. The stems can be simple or branched, sometimes radiating from base and forming mats. The edible leaves and seeds are sometimes gathered from the wild and used locally.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
The composition of Amaranthus blitum is comparable to that of Amaranthus cruentus, samples of the former analyzed in India showing about the same composition. The moisture content and composition show large variations as a function of plant age, ecological conditions and cultural practices such as fertilizing.
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Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Often cultivated, especially the form oleraceus, the plant succeeds from the temperate zone through to the tropics.