Karot akhabi

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Genus : Momordica
Species : charantiia Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Bitter gourd
Hindi Name : Karela
Manipuri Name : Karot akhabi
Other Details
Habit : Slender climber
Parts Use : Root, Fruit
Preparation : Fruit used after fried and boiled. Root crushed with water for juice extract.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : Fruit is rich in minerals and vitamin A, C, B-complex, diosgenin and carotenoids. Seeds yield an edible fatty oil.
Ailment Treated : Fruit is used in leprosy, malignant, hypertension, diabetes, dysentery, gouts, diseases of liver, ulcers to treat stomach worms, fever and spleen. Roots juice is given in hemorrhoids.
Source : Cultivated extensively in private lands.

Karot akhabi
Karot akhabi