Common Name

English :GardensSpinach
Hindi :Palak
Manipuri :Palangsak

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Chenopodiaceae
Genus :Spinacia
Species :oleracea  Linn.
Habit :Succulent herb
Parts Used :Root
Mode of Preparation :Root crushed for decoction. Leaves/shoot is edible.
Mode of use :Decoction
Ingredients :The tuberous root cantains triterpenoid saponins (Saponins A, B, C, D), oleanolic acid, amino acids, leucine, valine, proline etc. Fe, Ca, etc. are also found.
Ailment Treated:Tuber decoction is aphrodisiac, stimulant and used in dyspepsia, vomiting, expectorant and antipyretic. Root is also used to cure many diseases like headache, blood pressure, etc.
Source:Generally cultivated in valley areas.