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EMERGENT LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH - Vol 6, Issue 1, Published on 30, June 2020

Pages: 28-33
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Chenopodium album Linn: An outlook on weed cum nutritional vegetable along with medicinal properties

Author: Shilpa Saini, Kamal Kant Saini

Category: Review Article


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 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.

Keywords: bathua, Chenopodium album, health benefits, medicinal properties, nutritional composition, phytochemicals