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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Amaranthus tricolor?
If you know websites containing any information about Amaranthus tricolor please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Amaranthus tricolor and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Amaranthus tricolor.


Amaranthus tricolor basic info
Scientific Name: Amaranthus tricolor L..
Family: Amaranthaceae.
Genus: Amaranthus.
Common names in English: Chinese-spinach, Joseph's-coat, summer-poinsettia, tampala.
For common names of Amaranthus tricolor in different languages - See link
Description: Amaranthus tricolor is an ornamental plant known as Tandaljo or Tandalja bhaji in India, callaloo in the Caribbean and Joseph's coat after the Biblical figure Joseph, who is said to have worn a coat of many colors. Although it is native to South America, many varieties of amaranth can be found across the world in a myriad of different climates due to it being a C4 carbon fixation plant, which allows it to convert carbon dioxide into biomass at an extremely efficient rate when compared to other plants. Cultivars have striking yellow, red and green foliage. - for more info about Amaranthus tricolor See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Amaranthus tricolor
*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 tricolor in other websites
Amaranthus tricolor 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 tricolor - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Amaranthus tricolor - See link.


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