The medicinal use of Trichosanthes cucumerina (English Tomato, Snake-Gourd) locally known as Tomato-Elejo.


Trichosanthes cucumerina is a medicinal plant belonging to Cucurbitaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Tomato-Elejo among other names. it is also commonly referred as English Tomato, Snake-Gourd.

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the shoot, leaf, sap, seeds

The plant is used for the treatment of emetic, anthelmintic antiperiodic
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.

April 9, 2016 |

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