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Amaranthus tricolor - Red spinach
Amaranthus tricolor is a usually much-branched annual plant. It grows up to 125cm tall. A major leaf crop in tropical Asia, where it is widely consumed and often sold in local markets. The plant is often cultivated in tropical and warm temperate regions especially in Asia.
- 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 obtained extract was shown to contain the following antioxidant metabolites: amaranthine, ascorbic acid, phenolic compounds as well as monosaccharides and disaccharides. Accumulation of these compounds in different amaranth plant organs in the course of the plant growth and development was analyzed.
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
A plant originally from the tropics, it can be grown in a wide range of climates from the temperate zone to the tropics, where it thrives from near sea level to about 800 metres.
Commonly seen growing in areas
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