Latin Name

Benincasa hispida

English Name

White gourd melon

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Fruit, Seed, Seed oil
(फल, बीज, बीज तैल)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies all three doshas

Properties and Uses

It has calming and nourishing effect on brain. Effective in insomnia, hysterical conditions. Its seeds are anthelmintic, especially effective in Tapeworm infestation. Due to its blood coagulating and healing properties it is very an excellent medicine for haemoptysis. Fruit pulp and seeds are used in urinary calculi, difficulty in micturition etc. Due to its overall nourishing action, it is commonly used in conditions of General debility and fatigue. It also acts as aphrodisiac.

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