Common Name

English :Amaranth
Hindi :
Manipuri :Chengkruk

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Amaranthaceae
Genus :Amaranthus
Species :viridisĀ  Linn.
Habit :Delicate herb
Parts Used :Leaf/Shoot
Mode of 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.