Citrullus colocynthis (Bitter apple)

Not as known as its sibling species, Citrullus lanatus or watermelon, Citrullus colocynthis likewise shares certain pain relieving and calming properties saw in lanatus species


Family: Cucurbitaceae

Sort: Citrullus

Normal name: Colocynth, intense apple, biting cucumber, forsake gourd, egusi, or vine of Sodom

Product Description

Citrullus colocynthis, otherwise called colocynth, severe apple, astringent cucumber, abandon gourd, egusi, or vine of Sodom , is a plant that develops in tropical territories of the globe, yet that can likewise be found in different places as in the forsake regions of Sindh and Punjab territory of Pakistan, or in the south, focus, and east zones of Iran, where it is perceived by various pharmacological exercises, as i.e. the accompanying properties:

  • laxative,
  • mitigating,
  • hostile to diabetic,
  • pain relieving,
  • hair development advancing,
  • abortifacient and
  • hostile to epileptic
  • Therapeutic USES

The therapeutic properties of Citrullus colocynthis are notable. Thinks about on Citrullus colocynthis calming and pain relieving exercises propose that Citrullus colocynthis Schrad(Cucurbitaceae), a herb which is endemic of Tunisia, can be utilized to treat certain aggravation issue.

In the referenced review the juvenile leafy foods extricates applied essential mitigating and pain relieving action. Citrullus lanatus, Citrullus colocynthis and Citrullus vulgaris are all from the curcubitaceae family.

It is trusted that Citrullus colocynthis has been a piece of customary home grown cures utilized as a part of Tunisia and a portion of their generally utilized recuperating herbs, and in addition different herbs as Milk thorn, another mending herb from the Asteraceae family that was customarily used to treat liver issues (this was just a single of the many advantages of drain thorn).

Reactions and Precautions

Unfavorable impacts, for example, Colic, loose bowels, hematochezia, nephrosis, and spewing and contract helpful list make botanists utilize this plant mindfully.

Also, instances of dangerous intense colitis which happened after ingestion of colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis) for custom purposes have been accounted for


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