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NAME: Lambís Quarters

SPECIES / FAMILY: Chenopodium Berlandieri / Amaranthaceae

COMMON NAME(S): Goosefoot

CONDITIONS:  sun
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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spinach

RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Flowers

       

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

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spinach

RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:  small-medium

 

COMMENT/CAUTION:  Use in salads and stews. Tastes great raw, but can also be cooked. CAUTION:  Contains saponins and oxalic acid.  To minimize oxalic acid, boil with lid off.
http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/include/searchherb.php?herbsearch=Chenopodium+berlandieri+&x=0&y=0

NUTRITION:  http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2468/2

MEDICINAL:  Anthelmintic;  Antiphlogistic;  Antirheumatic;  Contraceptive;  Laxative;  Odontalgic. (1)

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES:  Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium)

 

OTHER USES: Dye;  Soap. A green dye is obtained from the young shoots. The crushed fresh roots are a mild soap substitute(1).

 

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