Chenopodium ambrosioides Linn

Family Name:

Chenopodiaceae

Local Name/English Name: Flowering Period: Status: Part Used: Habit/Habitat:

Waljuin, Chandan bathwa, Bathu/Skunkweed

April-June

Common

Leaves

Annual herb, mostly grows near houses in waste places as weed in clay loam.

Kashni Weed
Family Name:

Chenopodiaceae

Distribution:

Description:

Medicinal Uses: Collection:

Recipes:

Pakistan: Balouchistan, Peshawar, Dir, Chitral, Swat, Hazara, and Kashmir. World: Widely distributed in the world, introduced into America from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

An erect herb up to 1 m tall. Stem erect, branched, herbaceous, and green. Leaves simple, alternate, petiolate, toothed, and green. Flowers small, numerous, yellowish-green in cymose clusters forming axillary spikes or long terminal panicles. Seeds small, numerous, rounded (Fig. 3.36).

150 g of fresh leaves is collected by men and women 20-40 years old, in summer (April-July).

150 g of fresh leaves is boiled daily in / L of water for 15-20 min; when 3 cups (750 mL) of water remains, the water is filtered with a piece of cloth; given to patients suffering from piles, gas trouble, stomach griping, or indigestion. For children, not used. For adults, 1/ cup (375 mL) of decoction (at one time) are given twice daily (morning-evening) for 10-15 days.

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Family Name:

Chenopodiaceae

Diseases Cured:

Piles, gas trouble, indigestion, and grippe.

Phytochemicals:

Essential oils, saponin, vitamin C, magnesium

phosphate, ascaridol, ascaridole, dimethylox-

ide, safrle, ascaridole glycol, butyric acid,

p-cymene, L-limonene, l-isolimonene, and

d-camphor [15, 30].

3.4.19 Cichorium intybus Linn.

Family Name:

Asteraceae

Local Name/English Name:

Kasni booti, Kashni, Hand/Wild chicory

Flowering Period:

June-September

Status:

Common

Part Used:

Whole plant

Habit/Habitat:

A perennial herb, grows as a common weed in

waste places of cultivated and grassy fields in

clay loam.

Distribution:

Pakistan: Balouchistan, Waziristan, Kurram,

Peshawar, Swat, Hazara, Astor, Gilgit,

Baltistan, Murree, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and

Kashmir. World: Europe, West Asia,

Afghanistan, Iran, India, and Nepal.

Description:

A perennial suberect to spreading herb up to 2 ft

tall. Stem erect, branched, herbaceous, and

green. Leaves simple, green, toothed, lanceo-

late, pinnatifid, deeply divided, crowded at the

base, and spirally arranged on stem. Flowers

bright blue, blue purple, or pinkish, in terminal

or axillary head, pappus absent or scaly. Fruit

brownish to black with ovoid seeds (Fig. 3.37).

Medicinal Uses:

Collection:

250 g of fresh plant is collected by men and

women 20-45 years old, in summer (April-

September). It is washed in water 2-3 times and cut into small 1-2-in. pieces.

September). It is washed in water 2-3 times and cut into small 1-2-in. pieces.

Family Name: Asteraceae

Recipes: 250 g of fresh plant material and 100 g of sugar are boiled in 2 cups (500 mL) of water for 20-25 min; when 1-2 cups (250-500 mL) of water is left, the water is strained with a piece of cloth. This decoction is stored in a glass bottle and given to patients suffering from fever, jaundice, gas trouble, stomach disorders, and body swelling. For children, 1-2 tsp (10 mL) of decoction (at one time) is mixed with 1 cup (250 mL) of water and given 2-3 times per day for 4-5 days. For adults, 3-4 tsp (25 mL) of decoction (at one time) is mixed in 1 cup (250 mL) of water and given 2-3 times per day for 6-7 days. Diseases Cured: Jaundice, common fever, stomach disorder, body _swelling, and gas trouble._

Family Name: Asteraceae

Ethnobotanical Uses: The leaves are cooked like spinach (sag). The plant is also used as fodder for goats, sheep, and cattle.

Phytochemicals: Gummy water, cellulose, inulin, fiber, ash, glycoside, stearin, mannites, tartaric acid, betaine, choline, lactones, esculine, esculetin, cichoriin, umbelliferone, scopoletin, 6,7-dihydroxy caumarin, volatile matter anthocynin (Lvs), fatty acid, methyl esters, vanillin, 5-hydroxy methyl 2-furfural, 2-acetylpyrole, furfural, phenyl acetic acid, 2-(5-hydroxy methyl 2-formyl pyrol-1-yl)-3-methyl-3-pentanoic lactone, and phenyl _acetaldehyde [38]._

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.

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  • estella brockhouse
    What is uses of chenopodium ambrosioides?
    1 year ago

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