Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Amaranthaceae
Genus : Amaranthus
Species : viridis Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Amaranth
Hindi Name :
Manipuri Name : Chengkruk
Other Details
Habit : Delicate herb
Parts Use : Leaf/Shoot
Preparation : The young shoot and tender leaves are used as vegetables.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Alcoholic extract which exhibited larvicidal activity.
Ailment Treated : Leaves are emollient, liver tonic and are eaten as vegetables to improve health. The plant is used in snake-bite.
Source : Extensively grown in wild habitat in valley areas.