Prickly Amaranth

The scientific name of Prickly Amaranth: Amaranthus spinosus

Name of Prickly Amaranth in different languages:-

English: Spiny amaranth, Needle burr, Thorny amaranth

Sanskrit: Tanduliuyah

Hindi: कांटेमाठ kante math

Tamil: முள்ளுக்கீரை mullukkeerai

Malayalam: Mullancheera, Kattumullenkeera

Plant description:

It is an annual herb, erect, and branched, and grows up to 150 cm long. Leaves are ovate, elliptic, oblong, or lanceolate, leaf blades up to 12 cm long, and smooth. Flowers are green, found in axillaries clusters, the lower part un-branched.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-oblong Margin-Entire Venation-reticulated
 oblong-ovate  Margin_Entire  Recticulate

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant.

Medicinal uses:

Clears heat, and poison, Improves digestion, Stops bleeding.

Chemical contents:

Blood purifier, Anti-inflammatory, carminative, astringent, and diaphoretic.

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

Ashoka Ghrita

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