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Cucumis melo - Birbhati
Cucumis melo is a climbing annual plant. The plant is widely cultivated for its edible fruit, in both gardens and commercially, from the warm temperate zone to tropical areas.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Fruit contains dextrose, 1.4 to 2.6%; citric acid, water, 92 to 96%; fat, 0.5 to 0.8%. Seed contains globulin and glutine, arginine, histidine, lysine, cystine, tryptophan, fixed oil, galactan and glucose.
|Kannada||Budimekaayi, Hallmekke balli|
|Hindi||Kharbuza, Kachri, Kakkri|
|Sanskrit||Ervaru, Chhardapanika, Chirbhati|
|English||Cantaloupe, Rock melon|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta (Bitter), Kashaya (Astringent)
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Melons are cultivated from the warm temperate zone through to the tropics, where they can be grown at elevations up to 1,000 metres.
Commonly seen growing in areas