Amaranthus retroflexus

Plant Name     
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.

Chemical Content  
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