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Citrullus colocynthis, colocynth

Botanical names: Citrullus colocynthis, Citrullus pseudocolocynthis, Colocynthis officinalis, Colocynthis vulgaris, Cucumis colocynthis, Cucumis pseudocolosynthis
Cucurbitaceae
Common names
English: colocynth, bitter apple, bitter cucumber, desert gourd, vine of Sodom, wild gourd
Spanish: coloquíntida, tuera
French: coloquinte officinale, coloquinte vraie
German: Koloquinte, Pomaquinte, Koloquintenkürbis, Purgiergurke
Active constituents: cucurbitacin glucosides


Citrullus colocynthis, colocynth
Citrullus colocynthis, colocynth
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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