Crescentia cujete, Photo: Michael Lahanas
Crescentia cujete L.
* Species Plantarum 2:626. 1753
Crescentia cujete, commonly known as the Calabash Tree, is species of flowering plant that is native to Central and South America. It is a dicotyledonous plant with tripinnate leaves.
* The parts used include the fruit and seeds.
* A fruit decoction is taken orally to treat diarrhea, stomachache, colds, bronchitis, cough, asthma, and urethritis.
* The leaves are used to treat hypertension.
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