Atriplex halimus

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Atriplex halimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Atriplex
Species: A. halimus
Binomial name
Atriplex halimus

Atriplex halimus (Mediterranean saltbush, Sea orache, Shrubby orache) is a species of fodder shrub in the Amaranthaceae family, which is native to Europe and Northern Africa, including the Sahara in Morocco.

This plant is often cultivated as forage because tolerating severe conditions of drought, and it can grow up in very alkaline and saline soils. In addition, it is useful to valorize degraded and marginal areas because it will contribute to the improvement of phytomass in this case.

It is a dietary staple for the Sand Rat (Psammomys obesus).

Hypoglycemic properties[edit]

Extracts from the leaves have shown to have significant hypoglycemic effects.[1]


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