Amaranthus spinosus L. 

Family : Amaranthaceae

Local name : Kata-khutora, Hati-khutora (As.); Khutrasu (Bd.).

Spinous herb; stem terete; leaves ovate-lanceolate, simple; flowers in dense clusters, lower ones axillary, female, upper ones collected into spikes or panicles which are female in lower part and male in upper part.

Distribution :   Common as weed in vegetable gardens and in damp wastelands.

Uses : Roots used in dysuria; leaves used in eczema, anaemia and as vegetable as lactagogue; stem used in burning sensation during urination.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam