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Amaranth is a herb, considered a "weed" by many farmers and highly resistant to herbicides such as glyphosate.
But it turns out that this "yuyo" is recommended by herbalism to prevent and help heal conditions such as osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, obesity, high blood pressure, constipation and diverticulosis, chronic kidney failure, liver failure, hepatic encephalopathy, food suitable for celiacs , diet for people with autism.
Amaranth has been used since pre-Hispanic times: the leaves were used for infusion against diarrhea not only for their nutritional value, but also for the medical properties attributed to it and have been confirmed by research carried out in recent years.
Recent studies have shown that a high-fiber gelatin, made from amaranth, nopal and broccoli flour, could prevent colon cancer.
Due to the nutritional properties and components of amaranth (proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fiber and fats) it is recommended to prevent and help heal conditions such as osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, obesity, high blood pressure, constipation and diverticulosis, kidney failure chronic, liver failure, hepatic encephalopathy, food suitable for celiacs, diet for people with autism.
It is recommended for patients with dental-maxillary, geriatric, malnourished and oncological problems, on hyperenergetic and hyperprotein diets; cholesterol-lowering.
Due to its energy content, it is also beneficial for patients with high caloric requirements.The amaranth plant is a product that can be fully exploited, it has multiple uses, applications and by-products:
• Vegetable: from this the leaves for soups and salads are obtained.
• Ornamental plant: for making flower arrangements.
• Grain: it is used for seeds, sprouts, cereals, flour and industrial supplies.
• Esquilmo: to obtain fodder for animals, fertilizers for crops and beds for nursery crops.