amaranthus hypochondriacus l

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amaranthus hypochondriacus l
Castilian: Amaranth, amaranth.

English: Amarath, prince's feather.

Common Name: Feather Prince.

The plant prefers light and requires moist soil. Many people eat a variety of this plant as a cooked spinach also consumed the seeds, which are rich in vitamins and minerals.

The seeds can be consumed raw or cooked, can be used as a substitute for cereal. You can bake like the popcorn. The seed can be wet for 12 hours in warm water and then wait to gush about 11 days to then add to salads. They are very small but the seed is easy to harvest and very nutritious. The seed can cook the total, and becomes gelatinous very well, but it is quite difficult in its entirety and part of the seed will pass right by the digestive system without being absorbed.

A red pigment derived from the plant is used as a coloring for food and medicine. The yellow and green dyes can be obtained from the rest of the plast.

The herb contains tannin and is astringent. It is used internally in the treatment of diarrhea and excessive menstruation. It can be used to gargle to ease the inflammation of the pharynx and to accelerate the healing of ulcers in the mouth, while they can also apply externally or douches, in nosebleeds. The plant can be used fresh or can be harvested after the time of bloom.

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