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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Benincasa hispida?
If you know websites containing any information about Benincasa hispida please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Benincasa hispida and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Benincasa hispida.

 

Benincasa hispida basic info
Scientific Name: Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn..
Family: Cucurbitaceae.
Genus: Benincasa.
Common names in English: ash-pumpkin, Chinese preserving-melon, Chinese-watermelon, wax gourd, white gourd, white-pumpkin, winter-melon.
For common names of Benincasa hispida in different languages - See link
Description: The winter melon, (common names: white gourd, winter gourd, tallow gourd, Chinese preserving melon, ash gourd) is a vine grown for its very large fruit, eaten as a vegetable when mature. Originally cultivated in Southeast Asia, the winter melon is now widely grown in East Asia and South Asia as well. - for more info about Benincasa hispida See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Benincasa hispida
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link

 

Benincasa hispida in other websites
Benincasa hispida common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Benincasa hispida - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Benincasa hispida - See link.

 

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