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Linn. var. utilissimus Duth. & Fuller.

Synonym ► C. utilissimus Roxb.

Family ► Cucurbitaceae.

Habitat ► Cultivated in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

English ► Snake Cucumber.

Ayurvedic ► Ervaaru, Ervaaruka, Urvaaru, Bahukanda, Karkati.

Unani ► Kakari.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kakkarikkay, Vellarikkai.

Action ► Seeds—cooling, diuretic; used in painful micturition and suppression of urine.

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India recommends the seed in dysuria and lithiasis.

Dosage ► Seed—3-6 g. (API Vol. II.)

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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