Author(s): Gauri Karwani and Siddhraj S. Sisodia
The family Chenopodiaceae is a large family comprising about 102 genera and 1400 species. The genus Chenopodium includes varieties of weedy herbs (more than 200 species) native to Europe, Asia, and both North and South America Many of these possess therapeutic and edible properties. The Chinopodium album known as bathua sag are being used in traditional medicines. It has been found to have antipruritic and antinociceptic, sperm immobilizing agent, cryptomeridiol and 8- alpha-acetoxycyryptomeridiol as growth promoting activity. It has been found to have flavonoid as phenolic amide, hypertensive in activity, saponin , rich in iron content , cinnamic acid amide , alkaloid chinoalbicin , apocortinoid , xyloside, phenols and lignans .