It is used as purgative and allows reliving the intestines from constipation. It also has a vermifugal action. It is very much used as a blood purifier and is a good remedy in cases of poisoning like snake bite and scorpion bite. It is also used to eradicate the tumors present in the stomach or in the region of the gastro intestinal tract. It also stimulates liver and regularizes bile secretion. It is also used in scrapping out the corns and warts on the skin. It more pronouncedly used in anti cancerous drugs, hence it is effective in leukemia i.e. blood disorder. It also a good remedy against a disease known as ascites. It is also a good remedy against menstrual disorders. It uses have also been seen in joint pains and arthritis. Kidneys are also stimulated by it hence it also keeps the urinary tract fine. Its pulp contains certain chemical agents like colocynthin, certain fixed or stable oils, resins that are not soluble in ether, sticky substances i.e. gums , pectin, certain minerals like calcium and magnesium. Traces of magnesium phosphates have also been seen. Lignin is also present. Their active ingredients are phytosterol glycoside, elaterin, albuminoids. It also contains bitter substance colocynthin and colocynthetin. Seeds contain phytosterolin 2 phytosterols and hydrocarbons, polysaccharides and glycosides.it also contains anti tuberous agents like cucurbitacin B and cucurbitacin E.
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