Chenopodium album Linn: An outlook on weed cum nutritional vegetable along with medicinal properties

Shilpa Saini, Kamal Kant Saini
2020 emergent Life Sciences Research  
The Chenopodium album is a significant nutritious and medicinally beneficial plant. Its fresh leaves and stem are full of nutrients, especially amino acids. The leaves of C. album contain various nutrients such as protein, fat, fiber, minerals and vitamins. Moreover, it is also a good source of iron and calcium. Chenopodium album has many medicinal properties such as antimicrobial, antihelmintic, antioxidant, antidiarrheal, and hepato-protective. The leaves of this plant are used in traditional
more » ... medicines to treat digestive, peptic ulcer and hepatic disorder. Therefore, the Chenopodium album is a beneficial plant for human beings. However, limited research studies have been conducted by researchers for the processing of this plant. This article mainly discusses different aspects of this plant to enhance the awareness on its nutritional significance.
doi:10.31783/elsr.2020.612833 fatcat:joaqbsia4fbnnozbtmri5tlynq