Momordica balsamina Linn

Synonym ► M. oppositifolia Linn. Glinus oppositifolius (Linn.) A. DC.

Family ► Aizoaceae, Molluginaceae.

Habitat ► Greater part of India, especially in Assam, Bengal and Deccan Peninsula.

Ayurvedic ► Grishma-sundara, Parpata (Kerala).

Siddha/Tamil ► Thurapoondu.

Action ► Plant—stomachic, aperient and antiseptic. Used as a bitter tonic for liver disorders.

Family ► Cucurbitaceae.

Habitat ► Punjab, Gujarat, Dehra Dun and Andhra Pradesh.

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