Polygonum plebeium – Famine Foods

Polygonum plebeium


India: the leaves are used as famine food at Pakur, Ranchi, Manbhum Monghyr, Balasore, and Mirzapur. South Australia: seeds crushed on stones, cooked and eaten in the form of dampers.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
R. Br.
Bengali: Chimtee sag, Chemiti sag, Dubia sag, Jaloo, Pipra, Kethu, Mechheia sag, Chakai madranga sag. Santal: Raniphul, Merie arak. United Provinces: Machichi, Choti machhaichhie.
Chemical composition (after Hooper): Water = 69.36% (fresh). Fat = 2.95% (dry). Albumenoids = 17.38% (dry). Carbohydrates = 50.37% (dry). Fibre = 16.15% (dry). Ash = 15.15% (dry). Nitrogen = 2.78% (dry). Phosphoric acid = .61% (dry). Silicates = 3.27% (dry).

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