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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Amaranthus spinosus?
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Here is some basic information about Amaranthus spinosus and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Amaranthus spinosus.


Amaranthus spinosus basic info
Scientific Name: Amaranthus spinosus L..
Family: Amaranthaceae.
Genus: Amaranthus.
Common names in English: edlebur, needlebur, prickly amaranth, prickly calalu, Prince-of-Wales-feather, spiny amaranth, spiny pigweed, thorny amaranth, thorny pigweed.
For common names of Amaranthus spinosus in different languages - See link
Description: Amaranthus spinosus, commonly known as the spiny amaranth, prickly amaranth or thorny amaranth. It is native to the tropical Americas, but it is present on most continents as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed. It can be a serious weed of rice cultivation in Asia. - for more info about Amaranthus spinosus See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Amaranthus spinosus
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Amaranthus spinosus in other websites
Amaranthus spinosus common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Amaranthus spinosus - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Amaranthus spinosus - See link.


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