Suppression

Lambsquarter

Category: Medicines - plant based

Type

Voluntary

Introduction and description

Chenopodium album is a fast-growing weedy annual plant in the genus Chenopodium.  Though cultivated in some regions, the plant is elsewhere considered a weed.

Common names include lamb's quarters, melde, goosefoot and fat-hen, though the latter two are also applied to other species of the genus Chenopodium, for which reason it is often distinguished as white goosefoot.

Chenopodium album is extensively cultivated and consumed in Northern India as a food crop, and in English texts it may be called by its Hindi name bathua or bathuwa (बथुआ) (Marathi:चाकवत). It is called Pappukura in Telugu, Paruppukkirai in Tamil, Kaduoma in Kannada, Vastuccira in Malayalam, and Chakvit in Konkani.

 

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