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MOMORDICA TUBEROSA

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(Roxb.) Cogn.

Synonym ► M. cymbalaria Fenzl ex Naud.

Family ► Cucurbitaceae.

Habitat ► Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, in bushes along the banks of water courses. (It is not cultivated.)

Ayurvedic ► Kaarali-Kanda, Kudu- hunchi.

Siddha/Tamil ► Athalaikai

Folk ► Kakrol (Maharashtra).

Action ► Tuberous root—emmena- gogue, abortifacient; acrid; contains a bitter glycoside.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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