Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng.

Nota de alcance (en)

Root: Cooked and used to treat bones swollen by rheumatism.

Leaf: Infusion for intestinal disturbances, pain after childbirth, stomach cramps and various swellings.

Fruit: Sap used to heal wounds.

Seed: In a drink to cure lumbar pain.

Origin: Asian plant introduced to Suriname.

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Range. Temperate and tropical Asia, from China to the Moluccas; Australia. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Rakhine, and Yangon.

Uses
Fruit: Used as a laxative.

Seed: Used to treat chest problems and in parturition.
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Origin

Cultivated throughout the country, especially found in Assam, Bengal, South India and Andaman Islands.

Action:

Leaf and fruit—used externally for lumbago, ulceration, fracture of bone.

Seed—bechic, aperient, emmenagogue, anti-inflammatory, deobstruent. (Used for obstructions of liver and spleen).

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017.

2) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p  423.

Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng.
Término aceptado: 15-Mar-2018