Vine Spinach (Pui); Compositions, Medicinal Uses, Condraindications,

Scientific Name

  • Basella alba (White Varity)
  • Basella rubra (Red Varity)


  • Used as vegetable in Indian kitchen.
  • Used widely in making mix veg items at home.

Chief Compositions:

It consists of
  • Protein,
  • Calcium,
  • Manganese,
  • Phosphorus,
  • Iron,
  • Vitamin A,
  • Vitamin B12 etc.

Medicinal Uses

  • It is used for burning micturition.
  • It is used for the treatment of gonorrhea.
  • It is used for the treatment of pimples.
  • It is used for the treatment of tumors.
  • It is useful in Rheumatic fever.
  • Useful as general tonic.
  • Used for the treatment of piles.
  • Useful for the people having low weight. As it contains high protein so useful as body enhancer.


  • Patients having protein metabolism disorder should avoid this.
  • Patients having gout or high uric acid should avoid it.  

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