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Friday, June 20, 2014

EDIBLE WEEDS : PART 13

BAYAM DURI

Bayam duri (Amaranthus spinosus) is very annoying weed, cause its sharp thorns.





sharp 'spine'.
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.

16 comments:

  1. Semasa saya kecil, arwah ibu pernah guna daun bayam ini untuk di buat ubat tapi saya sudah tidak ingat ubat untuk apa. Selalu tumbuh di persekitaran rumah.

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    1. Ya, tumbuhan ini banyak dipakai untuk memgobati berbagai macam penyakit. Tumbuh sangat cepat di pinggir jalan.

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  2. Great post, amazing plants:) Greetings

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    1. Thank you Zielona. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. We have a weed very similar to that and it is actually a type of amaranth and called red pig weed. I have got the stuff out of my garden but I am still fighting it near the stable. I think that I brought it in when I bought hay one time. If your weed is related, it will spread every where rapidly.

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    1. I think they are similar. Yes, this weed spreads rapidly, especially during the rainy season. It's not easy to pull out this weed. It hava a very strong root.

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  4. Hi Endah,
    I'm not sure whether have I seen this before. Maybe I have, but definitely unaware of it's medicinal properties! Thanks for the info!

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    1. Thank you Joyce. Sometimes we have never known what's around us.

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  5. We grow quite similar Amaranths as annuals in our gardens. There are green and red ones. I am sure they are family of your Amaranth, as far as I can see.

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    1. I think so. Some Amaranth species are well known as ornamental plants.

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  6. salam endah, so far i never come across with this plant....or may be i not know them ...

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    1. Salam Ana,
      I'm sure you often find this weed arround your home. We have almost similar climate, so our flora almost similar too.

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  7. I've read in James Wongs book that you can grow amaraths to eat, I guess these are relatives of the cultivated variety.

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  8. I have this vegetable in my garden. I use to buy them in wet market too! ;)

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    1. Yes, I'm sure you have. Oh.... to much Amaranth in my garden. I've never bought it.

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