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Trichosanthes kirilowii, Snakegourd, Chinese Cucumber

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 Trichosanthes kirilowii
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Snakegourd, Chinese Cucumber
Origin: SE Asia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

Trichosanthes kirilowii is a annual flowering plant.

This plant is commonly used in Chinese herbalism where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. The young fruits are pickled. The pulp of older fruits is eaten. Mature fruits are about 10cm long. Leaves and young shoots - cooked and used as a vegetable. It is also grown for the ornamental flowers.


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 Trichosanthes kirilowii, Snakegourd, Chinese Cucumber

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