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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Red amaranth

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Red amaranth
Red amaranth is often also called spinach glatik. In Java, the plant is named bayem abrit, bayem lemag or bayem sekul. Meanwhile, in the Moluccas, he is called by java lufife, tona rohiha magaahu or aged. While better known foreign names with Chinese Spinach.

These plants come from tropical America. In Indonesia, this herb can be grown throughout the year at an altitude of 5 to 2000 m asl. High as 0.4 to 1 m and branching. The stems are weak and watery. Stemmed leaves oval, limp with 2-8 cm long. Tip blunt, base tapering and green, red or whitish green. Its flower-shaped grains.

In order to avoid confusion, please note that the public spinach sold in the market and commonly known as spinach cabutan consumed. Harvest is done at the latest 25 days after that quality is declining because of stiff leaves. Plants were propagated by seed.

Gynecology And Nature

This herb contains many proteins, fats, carbohydrates, potassium, iron, amarantin, routine, purines and vitamins (A, B and C). In general, these plants can increase the work the kidneys and digestion. Red-root amaranth has a property as a remedy for dysentery.

In addition, spinach can be used to help launch the process of defecation because quite a lot of fiber content. Fibrous foods such as spinach, is good for colon cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol and to lose weight. Red Spinach usability, among others:

Can improve the cleaning of the kidneys and blood after delivery. If you want to improve the kidneys, purify the blood after birth, then consume the spinach in the vegetable form of nodes.

Anemia. Washing three handfuls of spinach leaves, red, mashed until smooth, add 1 tablespoon lime juice, then strain. Then add 1 tablespoon of honey and egg chicken, stirring until blended. Drink this concoction once a day for a week. Further treatment can be done 2x a week until the disease cured.

Dysentery. Wash the spinach root of 10 stems of red until clean, then mashed until smooth. Add the tip of a teaspoon of fine salt and stir well, then filter. Drink water filters at once.

Strengthen hair roots. Wash a bunch of fresh spinach, and mashed until smooth. Add the tip of a teaspoon of salt, stirring rate, then squeeze and strain. Then drink all at once, do it this way 2-3 times a week.

There are two things that must be considered, first for those suffering blood uric acid levels are high enough and rheumatic gout prohibited from consuming too much spinach. Spinach contains high purine. While the body metabolize purines into uric acid. Second, if the treatment, red amaranth is considered more nutritious than spinach green.

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