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 plant material of Azadirachta indica, Caralluma fiimbriata, Allium sativum, Curcuma longa, Citrullus colocynthis and Calotropis procera, was dried in an oven at 45[degrees]C temperature until reaching constant weight.
Citrullus Colocynthis (bitter apple) Poisoning; A case report.
Surveys of the local population and herbalists showed the therapeutic effect of species such as Hammada scoparia, Artemisia herba-alba, Cotula cinerea, Citrullus colocynthis, Artemisia arborescens and Nicotiana tabacum, advocated against scorpion stings.
Effect of Citrullus colocynthis and Insulin Administration on Biochemical Parameters in Diabetic Rats
Bitter Apple (Citrullus colocynthis): An Overview of Chemical Composition and Biomedical Potentials.
Bitter apple, Citrullus colocynthis L., is a plant found in Africa and Asia that has been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, including pain relief and as a topical treatment on the feet of diabetic patients.
The present experiment was conducted to evaluate the acaricidal activities of the aqueous methanolic extracts of rhizome of Curcuma longa fruit of Citrullus colocynthis and seed of Peganum harmala.
Moisturedependent physical and compression of bitter melon (Citrullus colocynthis lanatus) seeds.
The top most frequently reported plants were Sarson (Brassica rapa), Piyaz (Allium cepa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Surkh mirch (Capsicum annuum), Ajjwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Thoam (Allium sativum), Korr tumma (Citrullus colocynthis), Sabz mirch (Capsicum frutescens),
(5), Citrullus colocynthis. (9), Cleomebrachycarpa.
Chitti Herb Whole plant Asteraceae KUH-432 pulari Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Karthuma Herb Root Schrad.
The cross transferability of these markers was found to be 86.45% in Datura metel, 81.29% in Datura innoxia, 96.77% in Withania coagulans, 98.06% in Withania somnifera, 85.16% in Capsicum annuum, 34.84% in Stevia rebaudiana, 49.68% in Eclipta alba, 54.19% in Citrullus colocynthis, 43.23% in Ocimum sanctum, 58.71% in Catharanthus roseus, and 58.66% in Moringa oleifera, with an average of 67.86% (Table 2).