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.


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

Fruit: Used as a laxative.

Seed: Used to treat chest problems and in parturition.


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


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