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---Constituents---Has not been examined qualitatively.
---Medicinal Action and Uses---A liniment is made by adding the pulped fruit (without the seeds) to almond oil. This is useful for piles, burns, chapped hands, etc. The pulp is also used as a poultice. The fluid extract is used for dropsy.
Caution is required in administering - large doses resulting in death.
---Dosage and Preparation---Dose, 6 to 15 grains.
---Poisons and Antidotes---As for Bitter Apple.
---Other Species---Momordica charantia and East Indian species with bright orange yellow oblong fruits. Momordica mixta has fruit shaped like a bullock's heart, bright red in colour.
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