Chenopodium album L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341 : 3-4

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Chenopodium album L.


Chenopodium album L.


Myanmar: myu. English: goosefoot, lambsquarters, pigweed.


Europe, Asia, North America. Cultivated in Myanmar.


Root: Paste used to treat diarrhea in children.


In India the seed is used to treat skin diseases ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China juice from the stem is applied to freckles and sunburn; leaves are applied to insect bites, sunstroke, and as a wash for swollen feet; a decoction is used as a rinse for carious teeth ( Duke and Ayensu 1985). In China, in addition to the uses of juice from the fresh plant previously mentioned, the seeds are eaten as an anthelmintic. In Indo-China the plant is used to treat blennorrhea in women ( Perry 1980).

Reported chemical constituents include betaine, leucien, and essential oil ( Perry 1980).


Perry (1980).