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

 

Cucurbita maxima basic info
Scientific Name: Cucurbita maxima Duchesne.
Family: Cucurbitaceae.
Genus: Cucurbita.
Common names in English: buttercup squash, giant pumpkin, great pumpkin, Hubbard squash, pumpkin, red gourd, squash, turban squash, winter squash, winter squash.
For common names of Cucurbita maxima in different languages - See link
Description: Cucurbita maxima, one of at least five species of cultivated squash, is one of the most diverse domesticated species. This species originated in South America from the wild Cucurbita andreana over 4000 years ago. Buttercup squash can be roasted, baked, and mashed into soups, among a variety of filler uses, much like pumpkin. It is extremely popular, especially as a soup, in Brazil and Africa. C. maxima is used in treating parasites in animals. - for more info about Cucurbita maxima See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Cucurbita maxima
*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

 

Cucurbita maxima in other websites
Cucurbita maxima 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 Cucurbita maxima - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Cucurbita maxima - See link.

 

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