Achyranthes bidentata

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Achyranthes bidentata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Achyranthes
Species: A. bidentata
Binomial name
Achyranthes bidentata
Blume[1]

Achyranthes bidentata Blume (English common name: ox knee, Chinese: niu xi[1]) is a species of flowering plant in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. It occurs in India, Nepal, China, and Japan. It is the source of the Chinese herbal medicine huái niú xī. In Nepal its root juice is used for toothache.[citation needed] Its seeds have been used as a substitute for cereal grains in famine years.[2] The plant is used externally in the treatment of leech bites in Mizoram, India and a decoction as a diuretic.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Achyranthes bidentata information from NPGS/GRIN". Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Achyranthes bidentata - Blume. : Niu Xi". Plants For A Future. 
  3. ^ Sharma, Hemanta Kumar; Chhangte, Lalrampari; Dolui, Ashoke Kumar (2001). "Traditional medicinal plants in Mizoram, India". Fitoterapia. 72 (2): 146. doi:10.1016/S0367-326X(00)00278-1. PMID 11223224. 

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