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Scientific name of Pointed gourd: Trichosanthes dioica
Name of Pointed gourd in different languages:-
Sanskrit: Patola, Tikta, Rajiphala
Malayalam: Kattu Padavalam കാട്ടുപടവലം
The Pointed gourd plant is a perennial herb as a vine, commonly found in waste land, roadsides, abandoned places etc., stem are dark green and thin, round, which spread over trees walls with the help of tendrils, leaves are ovate, oblong, not lobed. Flowers are white, small and tubular, fruits are round, dark green with white stripe length up to 8 cm. Roots are tuberous with long tap root system.
Useful plant parts:
Whole plant, including flower, seeds, leaf.
Fruit juice is used as a Virechana medicine, decoction of stem used to treat kapaha (Expectorant) and also used to treat leprosy, small pox.
Tannins, saponins, alkaloids
How to prepare medicines:
Pointed gourd is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-