Amaranthus cruentus L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Range. Original habitat is obscure, probably tropical America. Thought to have originated from A. hybridus (most probably in cultivation in Central America); also found in North and South America. As a spontaneous weed it occurs in Asia eastward from Malaya (Indonesia, New Guinea, the Philippines, etc.) and in tropical Africa. It is found throughout the warmer regions of the world as an ornamental, and in some regions it is grown as a   grain crop. Reported from Myanmar.

Leaf, Seed: Used as laxative, blood purifier, diuretic, and soporific.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Amaranthus cruentus L.
Término aceptado: 11-Jul-2019