Momordica


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Noun1.Momordica - Old World tropical vineMomordica - Old World tropical vine    
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Cucurbitaceae, family Cucurbitaceae, gourd family - a family of herbaceous vines (such as cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin)
balsam apple, Momordica balsamina - a tropical Old World flowering vine with red or orange warty fruit
balsam pear, Momordica charantia - tropical Old World vine with yellow-orange fruit
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The plants Aegle marmelos, Cynodon dactylon, Lantana camara, Momordica charantia, Phyllanthus amarus and fucoidan extracted from Sargassum wightii showed antiviral activity against WSSV and immunostimulated Penaeus monodon (Balasubramanian et al., 2007; Immanuel et al., 2012).
So, further studies pertaining to this could be done in future to assess the effect of Momordica on progression of cardiac hypertrophy.
Evaluation of hepatoprotective activity of saponin of Momordica dioica Roxb.
Similar results were found from fruit pulp and leaf extracts of Momordica balsamina against NDV (Chollom et al., 2012).
This new approach to blood sugar support formulated by internationally renowned clinical herbalist, educator and author David Winston RH(AHG) contains: hydroalcoholic extracts of bitter melon fruit (Momordica charantia), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), fenugreek seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum), olive leaf (Olea europaea), artichoke leaf (Cynara scolymus), holy basil herb (Ocimum tenuiflorum), and lycium fruit (Lycium barbarum).
(2012), after studying different methods in bitter melon (Momordica charantia L.), recommend the use of concentrated sulfuric acid for 3 min to increase the germination percentage of this species.
The Department of Agriculture introduced Gac fruit, scientifically identified as Momordica cochinchinensis to Sri Lanka, that can be successfully cultivated during both dry and wet weather seasons.
Examples of improved blood sugar control have been shown with the co-administration of Momordica charantia (bitter melon) with chlopropramide, with suggestions of a dose reduction for the latter.
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) is one of the important cucurbitaceous vegetables grown in India.
Efficacy of vapor heat treatment for bitter momordica fruit infested with melon fly, Dacus Cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae).
Previous studies on some common vegetables consumed in Swaziland determined and reported the levels of vitamin A, iron, calcium, zinc and manganese in raw Corchorius olitorus [Malvaceae] (ligusha), Momordica involucrata [Cucurbitaceae] (inkhakha), Amaranthus spinosus [Amaranthaceae] (imbuya), Bidens pilosa [Asteraceae] (chuchuza) and Solanum nigrum [Solanaceae] (umsobo) [2, 4].