Chenopodium album

Chenopodium album L.


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


  • Disturbed habitats
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Chenopodium album L.

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used

Wound Healing

Antiseptic for skin & wounds


Sprinkle powdered dried plant on skin & wounds.

Aerial partsZ

Other Uses

Chenopodium album L.

System/StateComplaint / Use Activity / Interpretation Preparation and Administration
Parts Used


Cleans sticky substances from hands & feet

Cleansing product

Decoct plant & wash hands/feet with decoction.

Aerial partsZ

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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.