Amaranthus retroflexus L.
Wide-spread in Central Asia with exception of the Kara-kum. Grows in gardens, on waste grounds, often in crop fields; spread from lowland to 2200 m elevation. Often forms thickets.
Alkaloids, beta cyanines, amaranthyn, isoamaranthyn , betanin, isobetanin. In seeds – fat oil, 4%
Traditional Use and Activity
Aqueous infusion is used for colitises, intestinal gripes, as laxative, as haemostatic agent for pneumorrhagia, during strong menstrual and hemorrhoidal bleedings. The water extract has protistocidal and bactericidal