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Spinach

By goGreen | September 29, 2011
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Botany

New Zealand spinach is an annual, spreading herb growing to 50 centimeters high. . Leaves are succulent, triangular to oval in shape, 3 to 6 centimeters long and 2.5 to 4.5 centimeters wide. The flowers are small and yellowish green.

Distribution

Recent introduction to the Philippines. Extensively cultivated in the Baguio area.

Parts utilized

Leaves, stems, tops and seeds.

Constituents

Properties

Uses

Nutritional

Folkloric

Other possible benefits

Concerns !

May have hypoglycemic effects. Formation of insoluble oxalate crystals of concern in patients with kidney damage. Contains vitamin K and might alter coagulation therapy.

Studies

Availability

Cultivated.

 

SOURCE: Philippine Medicinal Plant

 

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