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  Amaranthus L.
 
Scientific Name  Amaranthus L.
Family Name  Amaranthaceae
Common Name  Amaranth, Amaranto, Quelites
Photo link  authorpics/amaranthusPic.cfm
Studies on Diabetes  One human study showed amaranth and wheat together had a low glycemic index, while amaranth alone had a high glycemic index (Chaturvedi 1997).
Other Uses  Folk uses include hyperlipidemia, Ulcers, diarrhea, inflammation of mouth and throat and as a grain cereal (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=869&brand_id=accessed 4/30/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercial preparation-cold infusion (Glucotrin)
Phytochemistry  Vitamin C (NMCD; Accessed 4/30/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  No clinical adverse effects were found.
Potential Medication  Interactions  No clinical medication interactions were found.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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