citrullus colocynthis


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desert gourd

desert gourd

A vine plant, mainly found in the deserts of Asia, Mediterranean, Egypt, Israel and Africa. Stem is source of water. Flowers and seeds edible, not the fruit. Bedouins use ground seeds to make bread. Citrussized fruit that looks like a small orange watermelon, which is an extremely strong laxative and liver purger. May cause violent pain and dangerous inflammation. Purging action of fruit is so strong, some women use it to abort pregnancy. Be VERY careful and know what you are doing with this plant.
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The concentration of arginine in Irvigna gabonesis and Citrullus colocynthis were 5.
It was observed that the limiting amino acids in Irvigna gabonesis were lysine, methionine, isoleucine, valine and phenylalanine while the limiting amino acids in Citrullus colocynthis were isoleucine, leucine and valine.
Table 1: Proximate Analysis on Irvigna gabonesis and Citrullus colocynthis (Melon).
Table 1: Effect of extract of different parts of plant Citrullus colocynthis on mass loss for corrosion of mild steel in HCl at 301 [+ or -] 0.
Callus fresh and dry weight (mg/inoculum) of Citrullus colocynthis raised on Murashige and Skoog media supplemented by different combinations of 2,4-D and Kinetin.
Callus characteristics of Citrullus colocynthis raised on Murashige and Skoog media supplemented by different combinations of 2,4-D and Kinetin.
Biochemical effects of Citrullus colocynthis in normal and diabetic rats.
Induction of reversible antifertility with a crude ethanol extract of Citrullus colocynthis Schrad.
Antioxidant activity of Citrullus colocynthis pulp extract in the RBC's of alloxan-induced diabetic rats.
The Toxic Effect of Alcoholic Extract of Citrullus colocynthis on Rat Liver.
As shown in the table 3, the alkaloidic extracts of Citrullus colocynthis and Peganum harmala present the highest concentrations of alkaloids, approaching 20g/100g.
Yet, the methanolic extracts of Citrullus colocynthis and Ricinus communis exhibited an antibacterial activity against P.