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Trichosanthes anguina L

Group: Dicot
Family: Cucurbitaceae - Cucumber family
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Climber

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Chichinga, Hoppa, Kushi, Dudhikushi, Pola, Koinda (Noakhali).

Tribal Name: Horinkan shak, faranga ludi (Chakma), Khoinda (Chakma), Faranga ludi (Marma).

Description of the Plant:

A climber. Stem slender, puberulous. Tendrils 2-3 fid. Flowers white. Fruits often twisted.

Mode of Uses:

A paste of the leaves is applied to affected areas for the treatment of boils; fruits are eaten for the treatment of cancer. The whole plant is cooked as a vegetable (Chakma).

A root extract is taken for the treatment of fever (Tanchangya).

The fruits and leaves are used as vegetables either boiled or in curries (Chakma, Tripura, Marma, Bawm).

Distribution:

Cultivated throughout the country.

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