4. A MINI REVIEW ON CHENOPODIUM ALBUM LINN.
Vegetables can form the cheapest and most readily available sources of important vitamins, minerals, fibres, and essential amino acids in most developing countries where the daily diet is dominated by starchy staple foods. Chenopodium album Linn. (Chenopodiaceae) is an annual shrub which is widely grown in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa and used as a folk medicine. Chenopodium album L. (Family Chenopodiaceae), a globally distributed noxious weed that is a large genus widely known as white goosefoot and fat-hen, melde, pigweed, lambsquarters, or local names. It is a nutraceutical product, which is an alternative nutrient source. Apart from alkaloids, trigonelline, chenopodine, potassium and vitamin C, the plant contains essential oils, complete phenol flavonoid glycosides (quercetin, rutin and kaempferol). Nonpolar lipids, phenols, and lignins, alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, and saponins are the main class of phytoconstituents. This analysis provides a detailed account of the recorded morphology, phytochemical constituents, medicinal uses to explore this plant's immense medicinal potential.