Bitter cucumber

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Related to Bitter cucumber: bitter melon
(Bot.) the Citrullus Colocynthis syn. Cucumis Colocynthis. See Colocynth.

See also: Cucumber

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Thanks to the miracle of electronics and silicon, one finds that "Citrullus colocynthis, commonly known as the colocynth, bitter apple, bitter cucumber, egusi, or vine of Sodom (I beg your pardon!) is a viny plant native to the Mediterranean Basin and Asia, especially Turkey (especially in regions such as Izmir), Nubia, and Trieste.
In the end, she spat out the chewed leaves of the shrub, which taste - in Policha's own words - "like bitter cucumber peels."
Dr Tanvir Jamil recommends colocynth (bitter cucumber) 6C, and/or argentum nitricum (silver nitrate) 6C, four times daily.