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Spinach Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Spinacia Oleracea
Hindi Name
Palak, Saag,
Chinese Name
Xin Xi Lan Bo Cai

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Spinach Cures

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Action of Spinach

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Nutrients in Spinach

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Taste of

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Parts Used

Whole Plant, Leaves, Stems, Tops, Seeds

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Spinach

It may cause Kidney Stones.
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Spinach is a plant.
It is an annual.
It grows in a cold climate.
It grows up to 30 Cm.
Best use for Weak Eye Sight.

It is recommended to take 1 bowl everyday.
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Materia Medica for Spinach

Spinach General

Spinach is known as Paalak in India. Spinach is a green leafy vegetable packed with healthy nutrients.
It is a natural Detoxifier. It contains a good amount of Chlorophyll which cleanses toxins from the Liver and the Colon.
Spinach strengthens the Muscles by regulating the amount of oxygen which reaches the muscles during an exercise.
It contains Vitamin K which improves the bone health. It reduces the risk of Bone Fracture. It helps to retain the Calcium in the bones and prevents the break down of bones.
It is an excellent source of Iron which is an important component of hemoglobin. It combats Fatigue and provides energy to the body. Iron helps in maintaining the healthy cells in the body.
The Antioxidant property promotes the Cardiovascular health. It prevents the oxidation of cholesterol which causes damage to the arteries and the heart.
The richness of flavonoids and antioxidants inhibits the formation of Cancer Cells in the body. It reduces the level of free radicals and reduces the risk of Ovarian Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer.
The Antiinflammatory property fights Inflammation and reduces the Pain associated with it.
The presence of Potassium and Sodium lowers the High Blood Pressure.
Being a green vegetable it is good for eye health. It promotes good vision and protects the eyes against diseases like Macular Degeneration and Cataract.
It is a good herbal remedy for sharpening the brain. It reduces the age related decline of brain and improves the retrieving power. It protects from Memory loss and prevents Dementia.
Spinach is a healthy vegetable for a pregnant lady. It provides nourishment for the development of the fetus. It maintains the health of a women and combats weakness during the pregnancy period. Spinach is even beneficial for a lactating mother. It improves the quality and quantity of Milk.

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Spinach for Blurred Vision

Include Spinach in your daily meals and Salads. It will improve your vision.

Spinach for Diabetic Retinopathy

Boil Spinach leaves for 20-30 minutes. Add a pinch of salt to taste. Have a bowl daily.

Spinach ( Palak ) for Cataract

Add Spinach to your daily diet either in the form of cooked vegetable or soup form.

Spinach ( Palak ) for Eyes

Include Spinach in your daily diet. You may consume it in cooked, soup or juice form.

Spinach ( Palak ) for Toothache

Chew fresh leaves of Spinach.

Spinach ( Palak ) for High Blood Pressure

Consume 50 ml Spinach juice twice a day.

Spinach ( Palak ) for Breast Cancer

Take fresh leaves of Spinach ( Palak ). Prepare soup. Have one cup a day.

Spinach ( Palak ) for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Spinach ( Palak ) contains high concentration of Vitamin K.
Vitamin K helps in blood clotting during excessive bleeding to minimize blood loss.
Prepare soup of Spinach ( Palak ). Have a cup of soup once a day.
OR : You may take it in any form.

Spinach ( Palak ) for Breast Pain

Prepare soup of Spinach ( Palak ). Have a cup everyday.

Spinach ( Palak ) for Constipation

Mix 1/3 cup of Spinach ( Palak ) juice with equal quantity of water.
Drink twice a day.
It is a very effective way to treat even the worst cases of Constipation.

Spinach ( Palak ) for Hair

Spinach ( Palak ) is rich of Vitamin A and Vitamin C which give strength, shine, removes dullness, repair damaged hair.
Take 15 to 20 fresh Spinach ( Palak ) Leaves. Grind. Add one tablespoon Honey or Olive oil or Coconut oil. Apply it from roots to end. Wash after an hour.

Spinach ( Palak ) for Kidney Disease

Crush the fresh leaves of Spinach ( Palak ). Make its decoction. Have 50 ml of twice a day.

Spinach ( Palak ) for Anemia

Spinach ( Palak ) consists of Vitamin C, Iron and Beta Carotene. These nutrients are essential to prevent and treat Anemia. Add Spinach (Palak) in your daily diet to enhance blood flow in the body.
Add Spinach ( Palak ) in salads.
OR : Have it in soup from. Add Spinach ( Palak ) leaves to 2 cups of water. Boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Add required seasoning for taste. Drink the soup twice a day. It helps to fight Anemia.

Spinach for Hypokalemia

Include Spinach in your daily diet either in cooked, juice or soup form.

Spinach for Keshan Disease

Consume 50 ml of Spinach juice daily.

Spinach for Magnesium Deficiency

Extract the juice of Spinach by grinding and squeezing them. Consume 1 cup of this juice daily.

Spinach for Pica Syndrome

Consume Spinach in your daily diet either in cooked, juice or soup form.

Spinach for Scleroderma

Take 2 cups of Spinach. Steam it till soft. Have it daily.
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Herbal Treatment For Haematuria 2

Extract the juice of Spinach. Take Spinach Juice and coconut water in equal quantity. Drink one glass two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 20

Grind sprouted Wheat and Spinach leaves together. Add wheat flour to it. Prepare a bread. Take this bread once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Liver Diseases 4

Take a cup of Spinach juice. Mix it with 1.5 cup of Carrot juice. Drink everyday.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 9

Mix equal quantity leaf juice of Lettuce and Spinach. Drink 3 cups a day.

Herbal Treatment For Conjunctivitis 1

Mix the juices of Parsley leaves, Carrot and Spinach in 1:2:1 proportion. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 5

Mix equal quantity of Coconut water and freshly prepared Spinach juice. Have it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Gastric Catarrh 3

Mix juice of Spinach leaves and Carrot in equal quantities. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Frizzy Hair 4

Mix equal ratio of Lettuce leaf juice and Spinach juice. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Eczema 4

Take the following herbs :
Carrot : Gaajar : Juice : 250 ml
Spinach : Palak : Juice : 250 ml
Mix both juices. Drink once a day for a month.

Herbal Treatment For Gastric Catarah 5

Take Spinach juice & Carrot Juice in equal quantity. Drink this two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 27

Mix Spinach juice with Carrot juice in 1:2 ratio. Drink 50 ml of the mixture twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Low Platelet Count 1

Take fresh 5 to 6 Spinach ( Palak ) leaves. Wash and boil in a glass of water until it reduces to half. Add half glass of Tomato ( Tamatar ) juice. Drink it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Migraine 5

Mix half glass each of Spinach ( Palak ) and Carrot ( Gaajar ) juice and drink regularly.

Herbal Treatment For Coryza 2

Take out fresh half glass of Carrot juice and half glass of Spinach juice. Now add a pinch of long pepper powder to it. Drink this two times in a day. This will reduce the effects of Coryza.

Herbal Treatment For Gilbert's Syndrome

Extract the juice of fresh Spinach and Carrot. Drink one glass of the juice in a ratio of 1:1 once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Hepatomegaly 2

Extract the juice of Carrot, Cucumber and Spinach. Mix them in a ratio of 3:1:1. Drink it daily.

Herbal Treatment For Pneumonitis 3

Take one glass of fresh Spinach juice and Carrot juice in a ratio of 2:3. Drink it twice daily.

Herbal Treatment For Seafood Allergy 1

Drink a glass of fresh Carrot juice mixed with Cucumber and Spinach juice daily.
In place of Cucumber you can also use Beetroot juice.
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Moxa ( India/gujarat )
02 May 2016
the dietician suggested me not to have palak juice as i m having sinus problem .i dont understand the reason for not having palak does it increase pitta and Kapha in body?
09 Jun 2016
Dear Moxa If a person is suffering from Sinusitis, he/she is recommended to take fresh green leaf vegetables, like lettuces, spinach, celery and others like garlic, ginger, onion, pineapple,nuts, etc. However, Spinach is known to increase Pitta and not Kapha.
Vegies which are known to increase Kapha are : juicy vegetables like, cucumbers, pumpkin family, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, etc. And if you are suffering from Sinusitis, then you should avoid the food that increases Kapha, like - apples, apricots, pears, pomegranates, etc.
Gandhali ( Maharadhtra )
18 Jun 2016
I am taking palak juice( including pudina, corriender) for weight loss from one month. Shall I continue the same further
21 Jun 2016
You should give a break of 10 days and then continue the juice. As, coriander causes drop in blood pressure.
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