Dried berries are collected; ground and a few drops of water are added to make a paste. Small tablets are made and, added to milk, are given to patients of Buk Chomique (throat pain/tonsilitis) and bronchitis. Sometimes the thin paste is applied directly around the eyes for various eye problems. The paste is also applied to the face as a ’puru’ for pimples and acne and to keep one’s skin soft.

Local Name Pililio Marach
Botanical Name Chenopodium foliosum
Part used Berries
Locally used for Buk Chomique (tonsilitis), bronchitis, eye problems, pimples and acne.