Alternanthera sessilis

Synonym(s):
Telanthera amoona

Uses

India (Bengal): leaves cooked and eaten; (Madras Presidency): leaves used as greens; (Garhwal Himalayas): shoots, including stem eaten. Tanzania (Mahenge and Morogoro districts): leaves boiled; water not discarded. Ethnomedical use – Ceylon (Sri Lanka): leaves eaten to increase lactation.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Lem.; R. Br.
Vernaculars:
Bengali: Salanchi-sak, Gamudi-sag, Chakai-saranch, Phol-saranchi, Muti (Moti )sag, Gathni (Girni )sag. Telugu: Madanaganti, Ponnaganti. Tamil: Poonanghucunny keeray. Kannada: Honogone sopu. Singhalese: Mokunnu-wanna.
Misc:
Chemical composition (after Hooper): Water = 70.40% (fresh). Fat = 3.65% (dry). Albumenoids = 16.35% (dry). Carbohydrates = 47.99% (dry). Fibre = 11.47% (dry). Ash = 20.54% (dry). Nitrogen = 2.60% (dry). Phosphoric acid = .52% (dry). Silicates = 6.16% (dry)

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