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


Chenopodium album basic info
Scientific Name: Chenopodium album L..
Family: Amaranthaceae.
Genus: Chenopodium.
Common names in English: giant fat-hen, lamb's-quarters, white goosefoot.
For common names of Chenopodium album in different languages - See link
Description: henopodium album is a fast-growing weedy annual plant. Its native range is obscure due to extensive cultivation, but includes most of Europe, from where Linnaeus described the species in 1753. Plants native in eastern Asia are included under C. album, but often differ from European specimens. It is widely introduced elsewhere, e.g. Africa, Australasia, North America, and Oceania, and now occurs almost everywhere in soils rich in nitrogen, especially on wasteland. The leaves and young shoots may be eaten as a leaf vegetable, either steamed in its entirety, or cooked like spinach, but should be eaten in moderation due to high levels of oxalic acid. Each plant produces tens of thousands of black seeds. These are high in protein, vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. - for more info about Chenopodium album See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Chenopodium album
*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


Chenopodium album in other websites
Chenopodium album 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 Chenopodium album - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Chenopodium album - See link.


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