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Amaranth - Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus hypochondriacus. spleen amaranth, amaranth, red cockscomb, Hsien, prince's feather, lady bleeding, pilewort, lovely bleeding

Amaranth

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Biological Name: Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus hypochondriacusamaranth

Other Names: spleen amaranth, amaranth, red cockscomb, Hsien, prince’s feather, lady bleeding, pilewort, lovely bleeding

Elements Applied: The history narrates that amaranth is a plant which was originally carried to America by the Babel inhabitants, who made a long journey to the east through China, and finally arrived in Mexico about 2000 BCE. In China this plant has been widely applied as a medicine for menstrual bleeding, and the positive experience is measured not by years, but by centuries.

Used For: The plant has widely been applied for its astringent characteristics, thus being used in cases of diarrhea. Additionally its efficiency is shown in cases of feces and urine containing blood and menstrual bleeding. Skin conditions are also linked with Amaranth usage, as it’s potent of relieving hives, eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Its external application consists in using it in form of douche for vagina excretions, as well as a rinsing remedy for mouth sores, gum bleeding, throat and teeth conditions. Enema is one more external way of its application used for bowel sores and conditions.

Additional Info: Amaranth belongs to the family, which covers lamb’s quarter and edible weed as well. It’s similar to sesame seed in its appearance. Its pleasant smell contributes to its usage as a food supplement. It can be turned to flakes when heated.

Preparation and Intake: Amaranth extract is commonly taken as a tea. For three cups of boiling water the quantity of plant seeds comprises 2 teaspoons. The infusion should be then covered and let boiling on average heat for 5 minutes. Afterwards the tea is taken from the burner, and aided with one teaspoon of leaves, or infused for half an hour. To get a relief for internal diseases the tea should be consumed in a quantity of two cups.

Safety: There is no data concerning the safety level of this herb.