Bayam duri (Amaranthus spinosus) is very annoying weed, cause its sharp thorns.
We can find it on the roadside or farmland, especially on dry land.
The thorns or spines become harder and sharper, following the plant growth.
The young plant is spineless.
The sharp spine will appear when the plant starts the generative stage orproduce infloresence.
The young and tender shoots (spineless shoots) are usually cooked or steamed.
But this weed is more popular as medicinal plant.
This plant is used to threat rheumatism and reduce uric acid level.
Sometimes it's used as a home remedy to treat fever.