Arabic Name : Asfaanaakh, Zarbeeh Abyad
Bengali Name : Betuya
English Name : Goosefoot, Wormseed, Spinach, Fat Hen, Lamb’s Quarters, Jerusalem Oak
French Name : Chénopode blanc, ansérine blanche
German Name : Weißer Gänsefuß
Gujarati Name : Tanko, Bathro, Bathwan
Hindi Name : Chandan betu, Bathwa, Bathuasag
Kannada Name : Hunchik
Latin name : Chenopodium album Linn.
Persian Name : Sarmaq
Sanskrit Name : Sugandhavastuk, Vastuk
Urdu Name : Bathwa
Description : The leaves and seeds are amoebicide, anthelmintic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, laxative, purgative, tonic and vermifuge. They are rich in iron, calcium and vitamins B1 and C. They can, therefore, be used in cases of anaemia and vitamin C deficiency, and as laxative to cure constipation. Also useful in fever, hysteria, dysmenorrhoea, hepatic disorder and enlarged spleen. It also shows promise as a cancer fighter, a mental stimulant, and an antioxidant.
Recommended Dosage : Fresh Leaves : As per the persons digestion; Seeds : 5 to 7 g.
Contraindication : This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.