|Amaranthus spinosus L.|
Amaranthus spinosus is commonly known as spiny amaranth, prickly amaranth, thorny amaranth, etc. Amaranthus spinosus is native to the tropical Americas, but it is present on most continents as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed.
It is also used in the treatment of snake bites.
Externally, it is used to treat ulcerated mouths, vaginal discharges, nosebleeds and wounds. The plant can be used fresh or it can also be harvested when coming into flower and dried for later use.
The root is emmenagogue and galactogogue. It is used in the treatment of menorrhagia, gonorrhoea, eczema and colic.
The seed is used as a poultice for broken bones.