Amaranthus blitoides

Plant Name

Amaranthus blitoides S. Watson.

Botanical Info

Annual, growing to 0.2 m by 0.3 m , up to 1 m.


Carried weed, native of the North America. it has naturalized in almost all regions of Eurasia. Grows in garbage places, at aryks, in crops, on sandy beaches, along railways.

Chemical Content

Saponins, alkaloids. Tannins. Rich in vitamins and minerals.

Traditional Use and Activity

Leaves.Externally -at tumours. Edible . Edible parts: leaves; seeds. Leaves – raw or cooked. It is used as a spinach. The leaves can be dried and used as a winter food. Seed – raw or cooked Yellow and green dyes can be obtained from the whole plant. A glue is made from the plant.