Amaranthus spinosus L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Root: For toothache.

Leaf: Used in compresses in herbal curative baths by the Surinam Saramaccan Bush Negroes.
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Range. Pantropical.

Uses.
Whole plant: Leaves, roots, and whole plant used as a laxative, blood purifier, diuretic, and soporific. Taking the crushed and squeezed juice from the plant will neu­tralize the venom in snake bites. Boiling the plant and taking it will keep help prevent miscarriages.

Leaf: Cure nose bleeds. Eating the leaves cooked in a curry will cure pain in urination and kidney stones. Juice squeezed from leaves can be licked with honey to cure vomiting and passing of blood, excessive menstruation, white vaginal discharge, gonorrhea, and sores and bumps.

Root: The paste of the root made with water will neu­ tralize the poison if applied to the site of a scorpion sting. It can also be applied onto boils to cure them. Applying either the paste of the root or using the crushed root as a poultice will cure stiffness of the muscles. The paste made with water can be strained and taken once in the morning and once at night to cure excessive menstruation.
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Origin:
Cultivated fields, waste places and along roadsides.

Action:
Galactogenic, laxative, emollient, spasmolytic, diuretic.
Pollen extract—used for allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis.
Root— used in menorrhoea.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Amaranthus spinosus L.
Término aceptado: 04-Sep-2017