Chenopodium album

Chenopodium album L.


  • White Goosefoot
  • ghubeiriyah غبيرية
  • כַּף-אֲוָז לְבָנָה
  • kaf-avaz levana


  • Disturbed habitats
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Chenopodium album L.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source
Wound Healing

Antiseptic for skin & wounds


Sprinkle powdered dried plant on skin & wounds.

Aerial parts Z

Other Uses

Chenopodium album L.

Other Uses
System/State Complaint / Use Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Parts Used Source

Cleans sticky substances from hands & feet

Cleansing product

Decoct plant & wash hands/feet with decoction.

Aerial parts Z

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Z notes the Arabic name for this species "ghubeiriyah" is is also used for Chrozophora tinctoria.

Chenopodium album accumulates nitrates & soluble oxalates causing sickness & death in livestock if large quantities are ingested. Humans can develop skin photosensitization after exposure to sunlight. Plants in Chenopodium genus also contain saponins which are toxic but usually present in too small quantities to do harm.