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Citrullus colocynthis Review

Citrullus colocynthis Review Citrullus colocynthis is a fruit-bearing plant known to have medicinal benefits. When taken at lower doses, its seeds serve to reduce blood glucose levels thus, making it an effective treatment for diabetes and can also induce insulin secretion from the pancreas and reducing lipid levels. One research showed that when applied topically, Citrullus colocynthis may stimulate hair growth however, more evidence is needed to support this claim. More traditional uses of Citrullus colocynthis include being a treatment for rheumatism, tuberculosis, and can be used as an analgesic and in stimulating the immune system. It is also known as Bitter apple, desert gourd, bitter cucumber.
Citrullus colocynthis
Also Known Bitter apple, desert gourd, bitter cucumber
Description Citrullus colocynthis is a fruit-bearing plant known to have medicinal benefits. When taken at lower doses, its seeds serve to reduce blood glucose levels thus, making it an effective treatment for diabetes and can also induce insulin secretion from the pancreas and reducing lipid levels. One research showed that when applied topically, Citrullus colocynthis may stimulate hair growth however, more evidence is needed to support this claim. More traditional uses of Citrullus colocynthis include being a treatment for rheumatism, tuberculosis, and can be used as an analgesic and in stimulating the immune system.
Typical Dose In some middle eastern locations, a dose of 300-800mg of Citrullus colocynthis daily is used for the treatment of diabetes.
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Benefits and Effectiveness

  • Blood Pressure - Neutral [1]

Wiki Last Updated: 2016-02-16
^1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19170143

Citrullus colocynthis Dosage

In some middle eastern locations, a dose of 300-800mg of Citrullus colocynthis daily is used for the treatment of diabetes.

Side Effects

Citrullus colocynthis may pose several side effects. At lower dosages, it seems to cause diarrhea. At higher dosages, Citrullus colocynthis is associated with colonic inflammation and rectal bleeding.

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