White Goose Foot


WHITE GOOSE FOOT

(BATHUA*)


The plants of white goose foot are 1 to 4 hands high. Its leaves are thick, smooth and green.Introduction:

White goose foot has two kinds. The first one of which leaves are big and red is called “God Vastuk” and the second which grows in the fields of barley is called “Shak”. Thus, white goose foot has two kinds because of its size and colour. The plants of white goose foot are 1 to 4 hands high. Its leaves are thick, smooth and green. The leaves of big white goose foot are big and turn into red after ripening. The plant of white goose foot grows itself in the fields of barley and wheat. Its flowers are green and have black seeds. White goose foot is a famous saag. It contains iron, gold, mercury and alkali. It stops the production of stones. Its use makes the stomach strong. White goose foot is used for normalizing enlarged liver caused by heat. Eat as much saag (green cooked vegetable) of white goose foot as much you can. Its use will prove very beneficial. Mix a little salt and spice in its dish. You can take its dish without salt. It will be very useful. If someone wants to tasty saag, mix rock salt in this and fry it with cow or buffalo’s ghee. The boiled water of white goose foot is very tasty. Mix curd in white goose foot with to prepare Rayta and take. It is very tasty. White goose foot should be taken regularly by various dishes. Paratha (breads filled with white goose foot) are also made with white goose foot which are very tasty. It is also cooked with pulse of kidney bean. White goose foot enhances the sperm count.

Name in different languages:

English          :          White goose foot

Hindi             :          Bathua, Rakat bathua

Sanskrit         :          Vastuk, Kharpatra

Bengali         :           Vetuyya

Persian         :           Muselsa sarmak

Quality:

            White goose foot digests soon and produces blood. It is very useful for hot natured persons and quenches the thirst. The juice of its leaves breaks the tumors, creates thirst and reduces swelling. Its use breaks the stones and throws them out. Both small and big white goose foots are full of alkali. Their use eliminates vatta, pitta and kapha. These are useful for eyes. These are sweet, purgative and increases hunger. Both type of white goose foot provide relief in pain. These filter the urine. These make the voice clear and cure many diseases. The properties of Chilly or Red goose foot are better than both type of white goose foot. The properties of red goose foot are similar to other both type of white goose foot. Red goose foot eliminates the phlegm and bile out. Its use cures urinary problems, spermatorrhoea and gonorrhoea.

Useful in different diseases:

1. Stomach diseases: Eat the sabji of white goose foot daily till it is available. Boiled water of white goose foot should be drunk too. It cures all the diseases of the stomach, liver problems, spleen enlargement, chronic constipation and piles. It kills worms and breaks stones. It provides relief in pain and also eliminates gas.

2. Stone: Mix sugar in one glass juice of raw goose foot. Drinking this juice regularly breaks stone and throws them out.

4. Constipation: White goose foot strengthens the stomach and breaks constipation. It makes the stomach clean, so the patient of constipation should eat saag (cooked green vegetable) of white goose foot regularly for some weeks. Its regular use eliminates constipation forever.

4. Lice:

  • Boil the leaves of white goose foot in warm water then filter it and cool. Washing head with this water destroys lice and makes the hair clean.
  • Boil white goose foot in water and wash head with this water. Its use destroys lice and makes the head clean.

5. Amenorrhea: Boil 2 spoons seeds of white goose foot in 1 glass of water until it remains half. Drinking this water after filtering cures amenorrhea and regulates chocked menstrual excretion.

Eyes’ swelling: Eating saag (cooked green vegetable) of white goose foot daily reduces the swelling of eyes.

6. For the treatment of white flecks, ringworms and itching, boil, leprosy, and skin diseases: Boil white goose foot and wring it to get juice. Drink this juice and eat its saag (cooked green vegetable). Wash skin with boiled water of white goose foot. Grind the leaves of white goose foot and wring them to extract juice. Mix half cup of sesame oil in 2 cup of juice of white goose foot and boil it on light fire until oil remains only. Filter it and fill in a clean bottle. Apply this oil on the skin regularly for a long time. Using this formula for long time ends many diseases as white flecks, ringworms, itching, boils, leprosy and all skin diseases for a long time.

7. Boils: Grind white goose foot and mix dry ginger and salt in it. Tie this mixture in a wet cloth and cover wet soil over it. After that, toast this cloth packet covering with wet soil in flame of fire and tie it on the boils. Its use maturates the boil because of which the boil will burst after ripening soon.

8. Burning sensation: Applying the juice of raw white goose foot on the burnt part many times a day. Its use reduces burning sensation.

9. Kidney problems: Eating saag (cooked green vegetable) of white goose foot is very useful in kidney problems. If the patient has been suffering from strangury, he should drink the juice of white goose foot. The victim urinates freely after its use.

10. Urinary problems: Boil half kilogram white goose foot in 3 glass of water and filter it. Wring boiled white goose foot to extract its juice. Mix above filtered water in this juice. Mix lemon juice, cumin seeds, a little black peeper and rock salt in this preparation according to taste. Drinking this mixture thrice a day ends burning sensation in urine and provides relief in pain after urinating. It sets the motions and eliminates stomach gas. It breaks constipation and makes the stomach light. Taking boiled leaves of white goose foot with curd is very tasty.

11. Constipation:

  • Eating cooked vegetable of white goose foot regularly breaks constipation. White goose foot provides strength to the stomach. It also provides strength and energy as well as activeness to the body.
  • Boil white goose foot and mix sugar in this preparation according to wish. Drinking one glass this mixture twice a day provides relief in constipation.
  • Taking 2 spoon juice of white goose foot’s leaves daily breaks constipation.
  • Taking saag (cooked green vegetable), juice and boiled water of white goose foot breaks constipation.
  • Cook white goose foot with amaranthus polygamus (chaulaie) and take, it breaks constipation.

12. For abortion: Boil 20 grams seeds of white goose foot in half liter water until it remains half. Giving this warm water after filtering to the women will bring the embryo out. Grind one colocynth and boil it in 50 ml water and extract its juice after cooking well. Immerse a cotton wad in this juice and tie it by keeping it in the vagina. Its use brings the dead embryo out from the uterus. If colocynth is fresh then there is no need to boil. Heat its juice slightly and give to the affected woman.

13. Abortion: Boil 20 seeds of white goose foot in about 200 ml water until it remains ¼ and then drink this decoction. Its use is helpful in abortion.

14. Loose motions: Make a decoction by boiling the leaves of white goose foot in 1 liter water. Mix a little sugar in 2 spoons this decoction. Taking one spoon this decoction twice a day provides relief.

15. Dysmenorrhoea: Boil 5 grams seeds of white goose foot in 200 ml water until remain 100 ml. and then drink this preparation after filtering, it provides benefit in dysmenorrhoea.

16. Piles: Taking saag (cooked green vegetable) of white goose foot and boiled water of white goose foot regularly cures piles.

17. Liver problems: Taking white goose foot, whey, litchi, pomegranate, black berry, plum and beet makes the liver strong and breaks constipation.

18. Inflammation of the stomach: Eating white goose foot regularly is useful to cure all the diseases of stomach.

19. Acidity: Make the powder by grinding the seeds of white goose foot. Taking 2 grams this powder with honey cures acidity and makes the stomach clean. It also eliminates the bile.

20. Labour pain: Boil 20 grams seeds of white goose foot in water and filter it. Giving this water to the pregnant woman reduces labour pain while delivery.

21. Irregular menstrual excretion: Boil 50 grams seeds of white goose foot in about half liter water until 250 ml water remains then it should be given to the woman regularly for three days. Its use normalizes the chocked menstrual excretion.

22. Stomach diseases: Cooked vegetable of white goose foot should be eaten according to weather. Its use cures all the diseases of the stomach as liver enlargement, spleen enlargement, indigestion and piles. It kills stomach worms and eliminates gas.

23. Stomach worms:

  • Boil white goose foot and prepare half cup of juice. Drinking this juice kills stomach worms.
  • Mix salt according to taste in 1 cup juice of raw white goose foot. Drinking this juice regularly kills stomach worms.
  • Grind the seeds of white goose foot and mix one spoon honey in it. Licking this mixture kills stomach worms.
  • Drinking the juice of white goose foot destroys stomach worms.
  • Give 1 spoon juice of white goose foot to the child twice a day to drink. The child will remain far from stomach worms by its use.
  • Mix one spoon honey in ground seeds of white goose foot and lick. Its use is beneficial in this stage as well as disturbance in blood caused by bile.

24. Spleen enlargement: Boil white goose foot in water and drink this water or mix salt in the juice of raw white goose foot and drink. The enlarged liver returns in its normal condition by its use.

25. Epistaxis: Taking 4-5 teaspoons juice of white goose foot provides relief in this disease.

26. Skin diseases: Boil white goose foot and extract juice from it. Drink this juice and eat its cooked vegetable as well. Wash the skin with this boiled water of white goose foot. Grind raw leaves of white goose foot and extract their juice. Mix half cup of sesame oil in 2 cups of juice and boil it on low flame until oil remains only. Apply this oil on the skin for a long time to get relief in many skin diseases.

27. Itching and scabies:

  • Boil white goose foot and extract juice from it. Drink this juice and eat its cooked vegetable daily. Wash skin with its boiled water too. It provides relief in itching and scabies.
  • Mix 4 parts juice of raw white goose foot and 1 part sesame oil together. Boil it on low flame until oil remains only and then rub it on the skin. Its use ends the itching.

28. Heart problems: Take red leaves of white goose foot and extract about half cup of juice by grinding them. Mix rock salt in this juice and drink to get relief in heart diseases.

29. Jaundice: Make the powder by grinding 100 grams seeds of white goose foot and filter it. Taking half spoon of this powder with water twice a day for 15-16 days is beneficial in jaundice.

30. Ringworms:

  • Boil white goose foot and extract juice. Drink this juice and also eat its cooked vegetable. Wash the skin with its boiled water. Grind raw leaves of white goose foot and extract juice. Mix half cup of sesame oil in 2 cups juice and boil it on low flame until oil remains only. Fill it in a bottle after filtering. Apply this oil on the skin for a long time. Its regular use for a long time gets rid of ringworms, itching, scabies and all the skin diseases.
  • Erysipelas: Make a paste by grinding white goose foot, dry ginger and salt together. Cover this paste in a wet cloth and apply soil paste on it. Toast it on fire then open it and tie upon pimples. Its use reduces pimples pain and brings the pus out.

31. Burns:

  • Spray water on the leaves of white goose foot and grind them. Applying this preparation on the burnt part ends burning sensation and pain.
  • Grind the leaves of white goose foot and apply it on the burning affected area. Its use ends burning sensation.

32. White flecks:

  • The cooked vegetable of white goose foot is useful in white flecks of leucoderma. Applying its juice on white flecks removes them.
  • Boil white goose foot and extract juice. Drink this juice and eat its cooked vegetable daily. Wash the skin with boiled water of white goose foot. Grind raw leaves of white goose foot and extract their juice. Mix half cup of sesame oil in 2 cups juice and boil it on low flame until oil remains only. Fill this preparation in a bottle after filtering. Applying this oil on white flecks regularly removes them within a few days.

33. Body Strength: White goose foot should be used as a saag (cooked green vegetable). The saag of white goose foot is more useful and nutritive than other saag of leaves. Eating it regularly enhances sexual power, blood and memory power. It makes the stomach strong and protects from stones. White goose foot breaks constipation and the inflammation of stomach. Taking green goose foot is very useful. If green goose foot is not available, dry white goose foot can be taken with bread. Eating these breads provides relief.