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Trichosanthes cucumerina is an annual, climbing plant producing stems up to 6 metres long that can sprawl over the ground or climb into other plants for support. This is the wild species from which the edible snake gourds. Its fruit is bitter and inedible, but the plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.
- 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
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Wild snake gourd is a plant of the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations from sea level to 1,500 metres.