Boerhavia repens, Alena

Boerhavia repens

Family: Nyctaginaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
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Boerhavia repens is widely used, mainly in India, for its medicinal virtues. It is harvested from the wild, mainly for medicinal use, but also for local use as a food. It also has the potential to be used to cover the soil and protect it from erosion.

Leaves - cooked. They are sometimes prepared in a sauce as a vegetable

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