What other names is Spinach known by?

Épinard, Épinard à Épines, Épinard sans Épines, Épinard à Feuilles de Laitue, Espinaca, Espinacas, Gros Épinard, Spinacia inermis, Spinacia oleracea, Spinacia spinosa, Spinaciae Folium, Spinatblatter.

What is Spinach?

Spinach is a vegetable. The leaves are used for food and to make medicine.

As a medicine, spinach is used to treat stomach and intestinal (gastrointestinal, GI) complaints and fatigue. It is also used as a blood-builder and an appetite stimulant.

Some people use it for promoting growth in children and recovery from illness.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Stomach and intestinal complaints.
  • Fatigue.
  • Stimulating growth in children.
  • Promoting recovery from illness.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of spinach for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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