Botanical name : Mukia maderaspatana (Linn.) Roem.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Bilari, Agumaki
Malayalam : Mukkpeeram, Mukkalpeeram
Distribution – Throughout India growing wild.
An annual climber with hairy shoots. Leaves simple, alternate, deltoid or sometimes ovate, 3-5 lobed, with scrubby hairs all around; flowers small yellow, unisexual, fruits globose, greenish with streaks when unripe and bright red when ripe, with small, numerous compressed ovoid seeds.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, constipation, cough, vertigo, burning sensation, dyspepsia, flatulence and dental pain.
Useful part : Whole plant.