English :Lamb’s quarters
Hindi :Bethuasag /Bethasag
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :album Linn.
Habit :Annual delicate herb
Parts Used :Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Leaves cooked for consumption. Decoction is prepared by simmering the leafy part of the plant in suitable amount of water. Young plants are edible. Boiled the plant for soup. Aerial part is cooked-eaten.
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :Plant yields an essential oil. Plant is rich in iron, amino acids like leucine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, valine and tryptophan are also reported.
Ailment Treated:Decoction of leaf is recommended for leucoderma and liver enlargement treatment. Cooked plant is a good laxative and anthelmintic. Leaf decoction is stimulant to spleen disorders.
Source:Wildly grown in plenty in courtyards, wastelands, etc.