Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Genus : Spinacia
Species : oleracea Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Gardens Spinach
Hindi Name : Palak
Manipuri Name : Palangsak
Other Details
Habit : Succulent herb
Parts Use : Root
Preparation : Root crushed for decoction. Leaves/shoot is edible.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : The tuberous root cantains triterpenoid saponins (Saponins A, B, C, D), oleanolic acid, amino acids, leucine, valine, proline etc. Fe, Ca, etc. are also found.
Ailment Treated : Tuber decoction is aphrodisiac, stimulant and used in dyspepsia, vomiting, expectorant and antipyretic. Root is also used to cure many diseases like headache, blood pressure, etc.
Source : Generally cultivated in valley areas.