Also known as
Spinacia oleracea, and Common Garden Spinach
Plant Family: Chenopodiaceae
Although Spinach is usually thought of as a food product, it can also be used medicinally and for its nutritional properties. It is excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The leaves contain Protein, Iron, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Sodium, Folic Acid, Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Beta-carotene, Potassium, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Carotenoids, Niacin, Chlorophyll, Antioxidants, Lutein, Phytochemicals, and Lipoic acid.
Seeds, leaf, and the above ground parts of the plant.
Powdered Spinach may be added to smoothies, stir fries, soups, casseroles, salad dressings, or other dishes. It can be encapsulated, and 1-2 capsules may be taken 1-2 times each day with water at mealtimes.
Spinach contains a plethora of nutritional and medicinal properties which help to strengthen our immune system, boost energy levels, and it provides our bodies with necessary vitamins and minerals.
Those with a tendency towards rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or hyperacidity should take caution if including this plant in their diet since it can aggravate their condition. The leaves of most varieties of spinach are high in oxalic acid.
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