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Ethnopharmacological Note: An Observation of an Unusual Therapeutic Use of Amaranthus spinosus L. (Amaranthaceae) by the Garo Tribe of Bangladesh
Mahnaz Hossain Fariba

Amaranthus spinosus L. is an annual herb which belongs to the Amaranthaceae family. The plant grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It can often be spotted in cultivated fields as weeds, waste places, roadsides, garbage heaps and abandoned fields. It is capable of growing both in wet or dry sites. This herb is used as food in different tropical countries, hence known well among tribal and mass people.

Keywords: Amaranthus spinosus, Garo Tribe