(Herbs Knowledge) Lamb's Quarters

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Lamb's Quarters Scientific Names and Common Names,Lamb's Quarters Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Lamb's Quarters Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Knowledge) Lamb's Quarters


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties | Biochemical Information
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Nutrient Content | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Chenopodium album L. Goosefoot family

Common Names

Hui-t'iao (Chinese name)
White goosefoot
Wild Spinach
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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Lamb's quarter is an erect, annual weed, 1-3 feet high; the stem often mealy, red-streaked. Leaves somewhat diamond-shaped, coarsely toothed; mealy white beneath. Flowers greenish-white, on densely flowered spikes, inconspicuous; in clusters; June to October.
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Where Found

Found in gardens, fields, waste places. Throughout the United States.
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Medicinal Properties

Stomachic, antiscorbutic
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Biochemical Information

Phosphorus, iron, calcium, vitamins A, B2, Niacin, and C
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Legends, Myths and Stories

This weed found in most gardens makes a good spinach substitute. The young tops are pinched off and steamed in a small amount of water. The nutritional value is greater than spinach, and the flavor is similar. Foliage and seeds are edible.

Although discarded by most Americans, not so the Native Americans. Lamb's Quarters are a favorite among and gathered by Navajos, the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, all the tribes of Arizona, the Diggers of California, and the Utahs. Boiled as an herb alone, or with other foods, large quantities are also eaten in the raw state.
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Native Americans ate the leaves to treat stomachaches and prevent scurvy. Cold tea used for diarrhea. Leaf poultice used for burns and swellings. Fold remedy for vitiligo, a skin disorder.
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Nutrient Content

Phosphorus, iron, calcium, vitamins A, B2, Niacin, and C
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, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

, compiled by Shih-Chen Li, Georgetown Press, San Francisco, California, 1973.

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, copyright 1988, fifth printing, 1994

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

, edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

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