English :Less bitter gourd
Manipuri :Lam karot akhabi
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :dioica Roxb. Ex Willd
Habit :Profuse climber
Parts Used :Root and Fruit
Mode of Preparation :Fresh fruit crushed and squeezed for juice. Juice is boiled with little common salt. Root crushed for paste and mixed with water.
Mode of use :Decoction and Fresh
Ingredients :Fruits are rich in vitamin, riboflavin and vitamin C and contains Iodine. Seed kernels yield a semi-drying oil.
Ailment Treated:Fruit decoction with common salt is given in fever and cough. Root paste in water is useful in cough.
Source:Generally grown in valley areas as escapes along hedge/fence.