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Amaranthus caudatus - Pendant amaranth
Amaranthus caudatus is a fast-growing vigorous annual plant with an erect stem that is usually moderately branched. It grows upto 50 - 150cm tall. The plant has a long history of cultivation for its edible leaves and seeds in the Andes.
- 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 isolation of seven triterpenoid saponins (1-7) is reported, among them three new natural products (1-3), together with three new ionol-derived glycosides (8-10) from the MeOH extract of the leaves of Amaranthus caudatus (Amaranthaceae).
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
Amaranthus caudatus is a plant of the tropics, though it can be cultivated from the tropics to the temperate zones. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 21 - 28°c, but can tolerate 7 - 40°c.