Chengkruk angangba

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Amaranthaceae
Genus : Amaranthus
Species : gangeticus Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Red amarnath
Hindi Name : Lal sag/ Lali sag
Manipuri Name : Chengkruk angangba
Other Details
Habit : Tall delicate herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Whole plant is used for paste preparation to be applied over inflammed skin. Root is crushed with water for decoction. Leaf/shoot cooked eaten as vegetables.
Mode of use : Decoction and Local Application
Ingredients : Tender shoots reported containning vitamin A (2,500-11,000 I.U.) and Vitamin C (173mg/100g). Seeds contain saponin which is slightly toxic.
Ailment Treated : Root is used for acute abdominal pain and stomachache. Paste of the whole plant is applied over inflamed skin, abnormal stoppage of menses and inflamed mucous membranes of urethra and vagina. The decoction of the root is taken to promote lactation of nursing mothers.
Source : Occasionally cultivated in home gardens. It is sold in the market as vegetable.

Chengkruk angangba
Chengkruk angangba