Bathua or bathuwa is also known as allgood or goosefoot. Mainly it is eaten in form of saag and in raita. It is rich in vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus and potassium . In ayurveda it is said that pregnant woman should not eat bathua as it may result in miscarriage.
Some of the medicinal use of bathua is as follows
For kidney stone
it is very effective and useful in problem of kidney stone. Take tender leaves and branches of leaves and grind them to extract its juice and take 10-15 gm of it daily with or without water. This also reduces the tendency of stone formation.
For inner swelling
When bathua taken internally it helps to reduce internal swelling.
For external swelling
For external swelling cook leaves of bathua in steam and apply at place of swelling this help to reduce swelling.
Take bathua and giloy ras and mix them in equal proportion and take 25- 30 gm of it daily twice a day.
For irregular period
Take bathua seeds and sonth(dry ginger powder) make powder 15-20n gm boil in 400 gm of water when it reduces to 100 gm drain it and drink twice a day.
For curing infections after delivery
Take 10 gm of bathua, ajwain, methi and jaggery add dashmol and take for 10-15 days.
Take 25-50 gm of bathua ras (juice extract from leaves after crushing) daily.
For urinary tract infections(UTI): Take 10 gm of bathua leaves ras add 50 ml of water and take with misri(candy sugar) take regularly.
For Blood purification
When bathua ras taken with 4-5 neem leaves ras it works as blood purifier.
Please also note that you should eat bathua in moderation as consuming it more may result in diarrhea.