खर्बूजम् - Cucumis melo


Name - खर्बूजम्

Botanical name - Cucumis melo

Description - Usually a procumbent annual creeper, may be climber; stem green, scabrous, branched; tendril simple; leaves simple, alternate, petiolate, pentangular or slightly lobed, scabrid on both surfaces; flowers yellow, unisexual, monoecious, males clustered in axils, females solitary; fruits fleshy, indehiscent, spherical, sometimes with sweet smell; seeds many, compressed

Chemical Constituents- Leaves contain Meloside A, Meloside L. Seeds contain oil, diterpene alcohols.

Use - Seeds diuretic, refrigerant; pulp used in chronic eczema

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