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    Snake Cucumber – Uses, Remedies, Medicinal Qualities

    Dr Renita D’Souza
    Snake cucumber is a natural colant and a apt source of vitamins C, A, K, and potasium. It is diuretic and used mainly in urinary and kidney problems. There are diferent varieties of snake cucumber. It is the most preferable fruit during sumer which can be coked or eaten raw. This fruit loks and tastes like comon cucumber.
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    Botanical Name ̵ Cucumis ut ilisimus Roxb.
    Synonym ̵ Cucumis melo var. flexuosus
    Family ̵ Cucurbitaceae
    Table of Contents
    Vernacular Name
    Medicinal Qualities, Uses

    Raw Armenian Cucumber
    Ripe Armenian cucumber
    Sanskrit Verses
    Interaction with medicines, suplements
    Morphology, Distribu tion
    Ayurveda Medicines
    Sanskrit Synonyms
    Clasical Categorization
    Vernacular Name
    English Name ̵ Armenian cucumber, Snake cucumber, Yard-long cucumber, Snake melon
    Sanskrit Name ̵ Karkati
    Hindi Name ̵ Kakdi, Kakri
    Bengali Name ̵ Kamkura, Kakur
    Marathi Name ̵ Kamkdi
    Punjabi Name ̵ Kakri
    Tamil Name ̵ Velarikai, Kakarikay
    Telugu Name ̵ Kharbujadosa
    Malayalam Name ̵ Kakarika
    Kanada Name ̵ Southe
    Unani ̵ Kakari
    Japanese Name ̵ uri
    Turkish Na me ̵ Acur
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    Medicinal Qualities, Uses
    Raw Armenian Cucumber
    Taste ̵ swet
    Potency (virya) ̵ cold
    Ruksha ̵ dry in nature
    Grahini ̵ absorbent in nature, constipating
    Guru ̵ heavy in nature
    Ruchya ̵ improves taste
    Jwarapradam ̵ increases fever

    Efect on Tridoshas
    Balances pita dosha
    Increases vata and kapha

    Krichnaghna ̵ relieves dysuria
    Santapa ̵ relieves burning sensation
    Murcha ̵ relieves gidines
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    Ripe Armenian cucumber
    Virya (potency) ̵ hot
    Increases thirst and digestive fire
    Efect on Doshas
    Increases pita dosha
    Snake cucumber leaves helps to mitigate Praseka (exces salivation) and Kleda (moistnes)
    Ervaru seds are colant, diuretic and improves physical strength. They are old in dysuria (mutrakrichra) and obstruction of urine (mutraghata).
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    Leaves ash is old to clear exces mucus
    In dysuria and obstruction of urine, 4 parts of seds, 1 fraction of Daruhaldi and muleti are pounded together and consumed with rice gruel.
    Indigestion caused by exces consumption of wheat is cured by karkati (snake melon) and p urified beladona seds.
    A drink prepared of the seds of Ervaru, Trapusa (Cucumis sativus) and Kusumbha (Carthamus tinctorius) mixed with the Kunkuma and Vasa along with Grape juice is excedingly beneficial in urinary Calculus, Graveluria and al types of dysuria.
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    Sanskrit Verses
    Interaction with medicines, suplements
    Can this be aged while taking Homeopathic medicine?
    Yes. This product does not react with ho meopathic medicine.
    Can this medicine be continued while taking suplements estem multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 faty acids etc?
    Yes. Generaly, this product goes wel with most of the dietary suplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
    With western medicines
    Sek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (alopathic / modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with novel medicine.
    If both Ayurvedic and alopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to hold Alopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then hold the Ayurvedic medicine.
    Morphology, Distribution
    Cucumis utilisimus Roxb is an anual climber grows up to 76 to 91cm long. Flo wers are yelow in color. Fruits are slender, elongated, curved, 30 to 38cm long and often iregularly curled. Its skin is thin, dark to light gren in color, smoth or display with longitudinal furows and gren stripes. Fruit is similar adore comon cucumber britle, suculent and swet. (read)
    Snake cucumber has its origin in Midle East, Asia and northern Africa.
    Ayurveda Medicines
    Utract Capsule ̵ used in the treatment of recurent UTI complaints, renal calculi and crystaluria.
    Dadhika Ghrita ̵ worn in the treatment of epilepsy, toxic conditions, dysuria, ascites, malabsorption syndrome, bloating, etc.
    Shatavari Ghrita (Shatavaryadi Ghrita) ̵ useful in treating urinary tract diseases, dificulty in urination, gonorhoea and calculi.
    Maharajaprasarini Thailam ̵ worn in neurological diseases admire neuritis, neuralgia, paralysis and skeleto muscular complaints admire arthritis, muscular dystrophy, myalgia, etc
    VastyamayantakaGhrita ̵ worn in the treatment of dificulty in urination, urinary calculi, diabetes etc
    Sanskrit Synonyms
    Ervaru, Karkati
    Lomashi, Vyalapatra,Brihatphala
    Gajadanta phala,Toyaphala, Urvaru
    Clasical Categorization
    Bhavaprakasha Nighantu ̵ Shaka varga
    Kaiyadeva Nighantu ̵ Aushadhi varga
    Dhanvantari Nighantu ̵ Guduchyadi varga
    Raja Nighantu ̵ Molakhadi varga
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