Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants. Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, pseudocereals, and ornamental plants. Most of the Amaranthus species are summer annual weeds and are commonly referred to as pigweed. Source Wikipedia
Botanical Name: Amaranthus Hybridus
Common Name: Smooth Amaranth
Medicinal Preparation And Uses: The leaves are used for preparing soups and stews, it provides significant amount of calcium and dietary fibre to treat osteoporosis and digestive problems, respectively.
The considerable amount of sterols, both vitamins A and C help boost the immune system. The chlorophyll helps to detoxify the body as well as the function of the liver. The antioxidant property of the herb enhances the purification of the body system as well as fight against free radicals and cholesterol oxidation
The Root: About 20-30g of the root part and 7 pieces of cloves boiled with 1 litre of water within 14 minutes is used to treat Gonorrhoea, Sexual Weakness and Syphilis.
DOSAGE: 3 tablespoonful 3 times daily
The Whole Plant: One piece of the herb, nicely cleaned from dirt and sand, with 14 pieces of cloves is boiled with 1 litre of water within 17 minutes for the treatment of Chronic obstructive respiratory diseases (CORD/COPD) like Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysima, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis (TB) and whooping cough diseases.
All of the other species of amaranth have the same healing properties treating CORD
Where to get this plant/leave: You can get the plant in the local markets.
Note: Always consult your Doctor or seek for medical advice before using any HERB.