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Amaranthus spinosus - Prickly Amaranth
Amaranthus spinosus is much-branched annual plant. It grows up to 100cm tall. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of food and medicines. The leaves are sometimes sold as a vegetable in local markets.
- 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
Seven compounds, including two diglycoside flavonoids hesperidin (1) and rutin (2), one phenolic acid (E)‐ferulic acid (3), two amino acids namely tyrosine (4) and arginine (5) and two sterols comprising spinasterol (6) and spinasterol 3‐O‐β‐D‐glucopyranoside etc.
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
Prefers a well-drained fertile soil in a sunny position[200 ]. Grows best in a moist soil, but is able to tolerate fairly dry soils and also quite wet, but not waterlogged.