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Scientific name of Bitter Cucumber plant: Citrullus colocynthis
Name of Bitter Cucumber plant in different languages:-
English: Colocynth, bitter apple, bitter cucumber, desert gourd
Sanskrit: Gavakshi, Indravaruni, Vishaghni, Peetpushpi, Varuni, Vishvalli, Suravanini, Sthanukarmi, Dhanushreni
Malayalam: Pekkummatti പേക്കുമ്മട്ടി, Kattuvellari കാട്ടുവെള്ളരി
It is an annual vine, found in wild areas, in the warm, arid and sandy areas, up to 1500 m. an altitude. stems are trailing herbaceous with rough hairs. Leaves are arranged alternately on a long stalk, triangular shaped, rough, variously undulating, blunt and hairy, fine green. Flowers are yellow, singly at axils. Fruit are globose, yellow and smooth, in the inner part a white spongy pulp enclosing. seeds are ovate compressed, color white or brownish.
Useful plant parts:
Root, whole plant, fruit
Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, breast cancer, wounds, Kapaha disorders, hemorrhoids, constipation, sciatica and joint disorders with stiffness etc.