Chenopodium ambrosioides

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Chenopodium ambrosioides,

n See oil, chenopodium.


a plant genus of the Chenopodiaceae family; many plants in the genus contain oxalates and can cause oxalate poisoning. Includes C. album (fat hen, lambsquarters, white goosefoot), C. atriplicinum (Scleroblitum atripliclinum, lambstongue). Other plants can cause cyanide poisoning, e.g. C. carinatum (green crumbweed, Boggabri), C. glaucum (oak-leaved goosefoot), C. melanocarpum (black crumbweed), C. rhadinostachyum (Dysphania radinostachya, C. chenostachyum, mouse-tailed crumbweed).

Chenopodium ambrosioides
contains wormseed oil; used as an anthelmintic. Capable of causing gastroenteritis. Called also C. antheminticum var. ambrosioides, wormseed.
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Increase of cellular recruitment, phagocytosis ability and nitric oxide production induced by hydroalcoholic extract from Chenopodium ambrosioides leaves.
Imidacloprid and dinotefuran are neonicotinoid insecticide belonging to IRAC Group 4A; Cyazypyr and Rynaxypyr are diamide insecticides belonging to IRAC Group 28; Spirotetramat is a Tetronic acid derivative belonging to IRAC Group 23; Spinetoram is a spinosyn insecticide belonging to IRAC Group 5, and Chenopodium ambrosioides is a plant extract that not been assigned to an IRAC Group.
Composition of essential oil of Chinese Chenopodium ambrosioides and insecticidal activity against maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais.