AMARANTHUS, L. Amaranth, Princefeather. Many species cultivated for beauty, and many wild. The leaves of several can be eaten boiled like spinage; in Louisiana they eat my A. diacanthus, Raf. The A. sanguineus, L. called Lovely bleeding, is a powerful styptic, the decoction is in popular use to stop the flow of menses, when other remedies have failed. The A. pumilus, Raf. may be pickled like other fleshy sea plants.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.