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cucumber,

n Latin name:
Cucumis sativus; parts used: fruit, seeds; uses: diuretic, anthelmintic, hypertension, hypotension, skin irritations; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; can cause heartburn. Also called
wild cucumber.
cucumber, Chinese,
n.pr Latin name:
Trichosanthes kirilowii; parts used: fruit, rind, seeds; uses: antiinflammatory, expectorant (seeds), sedative, demulcent, AIDS (fruit), cancer, ulcers, diabetes; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with con-vulsions or diarrhea; can cause fever, seizures, abortion, damage to heart, death. Also called
Chinese snake gourd, gua-lou, or
tia-hua-fen.
cucumber, squirting (skwerˑ·ting kyōōˑ·km·ber),
n Latin name:
Ecballium elaterium; part used: fruits, plant, roots; uses: pain reliever, rheumatism, induce bowel evacuation, kidney disorder, heart condition, paralysis, shingles, sinusitis; precautions: may cause skin irritation, gastroenteritis, and toxicity in large doses. Also called
cohombrillo amargo, esekhiyari, and
wild cucumber.

cucumber

Cucumis sativus.
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