ATRIPLEX, L. Orach. Several species. A. laciniata is refrigerant, watery, edible, similar and equivalent to Purslain. A. halamoides, Raf. or Sea Orach, is similar, also anodyne, useful in gout as a cataplasm, with starch; the young shoots are eaten like Asparagus. A. hortensis or Garden Orach, eaten like Spinage.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.