The medicinal use of Momordica foetida (Large-Leaved African Bitter Cucumber) locally known as Ejirin – Lila, Hakayi, Alu-Osi.


Momordica foetida is a medicinal plant belonging to Cucurbitaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Ejirin – Lila, Hakayi, Alu-Osi among other names. it is also commonly referred as Large-Leaved African Bitter Cucumber.

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the leaves, fruit

The plant is used for the treatment of diabetes, stomach-ache, laxative, anthelmintic
The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

August 7, 2015 |

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