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Basella Alba Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Basella Alba
Glycemic Index / Load
Indian Spinach
Botanical Name
Basella Rubra, Basella Alba,
Hindi Name
Poi, Safed Bachla
Chinese Name
Yan Zhi Cai

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Basella Alba Cures

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Nutrients in Basella Alba

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Taste of
Basella Alba

Nature of
Basella Alba


Parts Used

Stems, Leaves
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Basella Alba is a vine.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 10 M.


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Materia Medica for Basella Alba

Basella Alba General

Basella Alba is popularly known as Vine Spinach.
Leaf paste of Basella Alba is advantageous for treating Ulcers and Abscesses.
Its fruit juice is used as a good herbal treatment for Conjunctivitis.
Its leaf juice is a good herbal treatment for Catarrh.
Its leaf paste is used to treat Boils.
The paste made from its roots is a good herbal remedy for Rheumatic pain and Swellings.
It helps in elevating the Blood Cell concentration. Hence, it helps in countering Anemia.
Diarrhea is countered by consuming its cooked roots. Its leaf juice is Demulcent in nature. It is used to treat conditions like Dysentery.
Basella Alba has Laxative attributes. Its leaves and stem are cooked and used to treat Constipation. It is effective for Diuresis.
Its decoction is given to pregnant women to reduce labour pains.
Its flowers possess the attributes of an Antidote. It is used against snake bites, insect bites, etc.

Caution : Consult a Doctor before consuming it.

Keywords : Skin Ailments, Eye Problem, Cattrah, Rheumatism, Anemia, Diuresis, Snake Bites and Insect Bites, Pregnancy Problems.
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Priya Salvi
27 Mar 2015
I am a sustainable farmer promoting it, practising it and also trying to have sustainable living, conserving biodiversity and reviving the lost knowledge about the nature and its wonderful remedied amongst the society. The information on your website has also been very useful to further this cause. I can also supply the vegetable and seeds etc.

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Priya Salvi
20 Apr 2019
Hai I am from Pune. Can you send the seeds of this plant if I send the address
Vasanth kumar
14 May 2020
I have seeds if u need contact me 7305959523
02 Feb 2016
Vari rice /or samo or bhagar what is in herbpathy
Herbpathy Admin
04 Feb 2016
Dear Shrikant
Sorry, we are not able to understand your query. Please be detailed about it and mention the correct name of the Herb. Regards
Herbpathy Admin
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Vinod Samal ( India/Haryana )
12 Mar 2016
Hi my mother is suffering from pancreatic cancer and after chemotherapy the doctors had stopped the treatment and told us that it can not be cured. We are trying with some ayurvedic medicine but now she had got jaundice and ascities. We are giving carrot juice, onion juice and garlic on regular basis. Can you plz advise us some food eg poi saag which can help us in curing process. Thanks.
Karuna Gautam
28 Mar 2016
For Ascites-- Fenugreek is the highly effective Herb. Soak 10-15 seeds of Fenugreek in water , let them be for a night. In the morning, strain the liquid and drink it. Eat raw onion in salads daily. Mangoes should also be taken to cure it. For Jaundice-- Milk Thistle is the most effective Herb. You can buy the capsules over the internet nd take these for a month.
Drink 30 ml Aloe Vera juice once day. Try this for 15 days.
A prior Discussion with your health care provider is important
Dery ( Nigeria )
04 May 2016
can i use basella alba to treat scanty menstruation
09 Jun 2016
Dear Dery
Dong Quai is one of the most effective Herbs. It will tone up your reproductive organs. Buy capsules and take one every day for one month. Apart from Herbs also make a regular habit of Yoga. It will improve blood circulation in your body. Drink Ginger tea once in a day.
Add Carrot juice, Parsely and Beetroot to your daily diet.
Another Herb is Fever Nut
Ashok Chadha ( UK )
04 Aug 2016
Dear, My mother is around 80 years old. She is diabetic and osteporosis / arthritis/thyroid patient. In the past things were under control. Recently she used to pass on stool very frequently. Resultantly she feels energyless and feels oh if she is leaving the world. Doctor told us GI infection for which they administered antibiotics through dip as well as later on oral pills/capsule. We are firm believer of ayurveda and naturopathy. Can u suggest some herbs or ayurveda formulations which will help her to control her involuntary passage of stools. Moreover there are deep "Khadda" in her leg muscles. Please suggest what we should do! With kind regards,
05 Aug 2016
Ashok Chadha The recommended herbs for your mother are-- One dose of Aloe 30. It is a homeopathic remedy. You may buy it from any homeopathic store. But, give her one dose only. DO NOT REPEAT.
One dose means- 4 pellets only. Once. For arthritis and muscles pain. Buy Commiphora Makul capsules. Give her one capsule everyday. Try this herb for a month. You ca buy it over the internet. Consult your heal;th care provider before trying any medicine.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
18 Oct 2016
I dont know what to say but i want to say that i said this sayin earlier than early.
Er R S Chaurasia84³2 ( U P )
04 Sep 2018
I am on anticoagulant. I want to know vitamin K content in basella Alba .

Birendra Nath Deka ( India )
16 Dec 2018
How to eat the seeds of pui shaak with leaves as a recipe?
Pia aniban ( Philippines )
09 Jun 2019
My father is suspected to have a myelodysplastic syndrome....what can you suggest? He is 82 years old...
19 Apr 2020
Basella alba - if taken it increases uric acid, Is it fact?
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