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

 

Citrullus colocynthis basic info
Scientific Name: Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad..
Family: Cucurbitaceae.
Genus: Citrullus.
Common names in English: bitter-cucumber, colocynth, vine-of-Sodom, wild gourd.
For common names of Citrullus colocynthis in different languages - See link
Description: Citrullus colocynthis, is a desert viny plant native to the Mediterranean Basin and Asia, especially Turkey (especially in regions such as İzmir), Nubia, and Trieste. It can be eaten or elaborated for further uses in medicine and as energy source, e.g. oilseed and biofuel. Its common names including colocynth, bitter apple, bitter cucumber, desert gourd, egusi, vine of Sodom, or wild gourd. - for more info about Citrullus colocynthis See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Citrullus colocynthis
*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

 

Citrullus colocynthis in other websites
Citrullus colocynthis 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 Citrullus colocynthis - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Citrullus colocynthis - See link.

 

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