Momordica charantia L.

Species in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection.

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Distribution
Momordica charantia (rights holder: Michael Kesl) © Michael Kesl

Bitter Melon

Uses: FOOD, Vegetable/potherb, MEDICINE/DRUG, Folk medicineComments: The parboiled leaves of this perrenial vine are served as a vegetable, and the unripe fruits, boiled or fried, are eaten in salads in Peru. Sap from the leaves and fruit is taken for colic and as a vermifuge. It is the most common medicine for diabetes among the populations of the Iquitos region in Peru. An infusion of the leaves... Text © NatureServe

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Definition
Parent Taxon
Momordica
Global Pollen Project UUID
ce655bb6-6de9-4355-a1e1-c01b9540733f
Botanical Reference
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