Spinach is from America tropical. There are three types of spinach from Amaranthus tricolor family: regular green spinach, red spinach (Blitum rubrum) that has red stem and leaves, and white spinach (Blitum album) that has whitish green color.
Besides that, there are spinach from other families such as A hybridus, A spinosus, and A blitum. Spinach contains protein, carbohydrate, fat, potassium, iron, amarantin, purine, rutin and vitamin (A,B,C).
The parts of spinach that are used as home remedies are its leaves and root. Here are health benefits of red spinach:
-Strengthen hair roots
-Cure anemia, and kidney failures
-Clean blood after give birth
To cure dysentery
How to use red spinach as home remedy?
For internal usage:
-Take 25-30 gram of fresh red spinach leaves. You can boil it and drink the water. Or you can eat it as salad. Other option, you can blend it and drink the juice.
For external usage:
-Smash the leaves until they become a paste. Apply the paste on the wound. It can heal wounds and venomous animal bite wounds.