Chengkruk tingkhang panbi

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Amaranthaceae
Genus : Amaranthus
Species : spinosus Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Prickly amaranth
Hindi Name : Kateli
Manipuri Name : Chengkruk tingkhang panbi
Other Details
Habit : Spiny herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Leafy shoot crushed with lime for paste. Leaves crushed for paste and extract. Leaves crushed & soaked in water for infusion. Leaves boiled for extract or cooked with common salt for consumption. Leaf & tender shoot cooked-eaten.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh, Local Application
Ingredients : Higher alkanes and their methyle derivatives, higher aliphatic alcohols, acids and esters, amino acids, b-sitosterol, cholesterol, etc. are reported present in the plant.
Ailment Treated : Leaf extract is taken for regulation of blood pressure. Cooked leafy shoot is eaten in diabetes. Leafy shoot paste with lime is good for local application on skin sores for early healing. Leaf paste is applied on boils and burns. Leafy shoot infusion is good in eczema.
Source : Extensively grown in wild habitat in valley areas.

Chengkruk tingkhang panbi
Chengkruk tingkhang panbi