Pigweed ambrosievna

pigweed ambrosievnaPigweed ambrosievna, quinoa incense, pigweed sweet - Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
The Family-Chenopodiaceae Vent. Annual aromatic plant (up to 100 cm in height. Leaves are small, oval-elliptic, dentate along the edge. Inconspicuous flowers green collected in the glomeruli 8, the latest in a paniculate inflorescence. Seeds are numerous, small.
Pigweed ambrosievna is from Mexico and tropical America. In Western Europe it is cultivated for a long time, since the second half of the last century. In the USSR introduced in 1934 in Sukhumi introduction kennel VIR, later studied in the TRANS-Caucasian zonal station VILR.
The seeds are better sprout when planting in spring, in the humid and warm soil. Blossoms depending on sowing date on the 50th day. The vegetation period lasts more than 100 days.
Fruits contain essential oil. In the upper part of the stems of shoots, leaves flowering amount of oil ranges from 0.16%to 1,5%.
The grass is included in the State Pharmacopoeia of the I-III of the publication and broadcasting henopodievoe oil (Chenopodiaceae) - in the IX edition.
Oil is used against all of helminths (Ascaris). Use it in mixture with castor oil, but it should be borne in mind that it is poisonous and overdose can cause poisoning.
In our conditions pigweed ambrosievna in culture unpretentious and gives a good harvest of medicinal raw material. The leaves are harvested in the flowering phase Marie, seeds as they ripen.