Trichosanthes tricuspidata Lour.

Nota de alcance (en)

Range. Eastern Himalayas, India, east to China, Japan, Malaysia, tropical Aus­tralia. Found growing naturally all over Myanmar, except in cold areas.

Uses
Fruit: Known for its bitter and slightly sweet taste, can be harmful to the heart. A mixture of crushed fruits boiled with coconut oil is used as an eardrop and nasal drop preparation. The juice stimulates bowel movements. Crushed dried fruits are mixed in smoking cheroots and pipes with tobacco to treat asthma. The fruit is also used for throat problems, indigestion, coughing, and leprosy, as well as chronic and gastric diseases.
Toxicity:
harmful to the heart.

Root: Ground to form a paste rubbed onto the tongue to reduce phlegm. Tubers boiled and taken with honey for urinary disorders.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

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

Trichosanthes tricuspidata Lour.
Término aceptado: 06-Ago-2019