Amaranthus mangostanus Linn.

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Amaranthus mangostanus Linn

Arabic Name : Baqla Yamaaniyya
Bengali Name : Marsa, Thariya
English Name : Edible Amaranth, Velvet Flower
German Name : Amarant, Amaranth, Fuchsschwanz
Hindi Name : Cholai, Lal Saag
Kannada Name : Callaloo, Dhantinasoppu
Latin name : Amaranthus mangostanus Linn.
Marathi Name : Pokla, Tamdi Bhaji
Sanskrit Name : Tanduliah, Jalaja
Urdu Name : Cholai

Description : The leaves are high in vitamins A and C and are alterative, antibiotic, astringent, carminative, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic, nutritive, stimulant and tonic. The whole plant is useful in haemorrhages, haematuria, menorrhagia, nosebleed, diarrhoea, dysentery and gastroenteritis. Also useful in ulcers, tuberculosis, fever, insanity, gonorrhoea and piles.

Recommended Dosage : 400 g to 800 mg powder of whole plant.

Contraindication : This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy or lactation.

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