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Momordica dioica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Momordica
Species: M. dioica
Binomial name
Momordica dioica
Roxb. ex Willd.

Momordica dioica, Bristly Balsam Pear commonly known as spiny gourd and also known as prickly carolaho, Teasle gourd, kantola, is a species of flowering plant in the gourd family. It is used as a vegetable in all regions of India and some parts in South Asia. It has commercial importance and is exported and used locally. The fruits are cooked with spices,or fried and sometimes eaten with meat or fish.

In Sanskrit it is called as karkotaki(कर्कोटकी), karkoti(कर्कोटी). In Tamil it is called as மெழுகுபாகல் mezhuku-pakal, பழுபாகல் pazhu-pakal. In Oriya it is called Kankada.In Assamese it is called bhat-kerela and in Bengali kakrul or ghi korola. In Telugu it is called boda kakara and on the east coast of Andhra it is called aa-kakara-kaya. In Gujarati it is called Kankoda and is cooked the same way Karela is cooked. In Sri Lanka,it is known as 'Thumba' or 'Thumba Karavila'('තුඹ කරවිල ') in Sinhalese.[1] In Marathi it is called 'Kartole' and in Mizo as maitamtawk. In Kannada it is called mada haagala kaayi (ಮಡ ಹಾಗಲಕಾಯಿ or ಸಿಹಿ ಹಾಗಲಕಾಯಿ). In Chattisgarhi it is called 'Kheksi'. In Myanmar, it is called 'ဟင်းခပေါင်း'.

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 22:22:30 -0800

இதோட தாவரவியல் பெயர் 'மொமோர்டிகா டயோகா' (Momordica Dioica). படர்கொடி வகையான இந்தத் தாவரம் வெள்ளரிக்காய் குடும்பத்தை சேர்ந்தது. இதில் ...
 
Times of India
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 02:22:30 -0700

Momordica dioica, locally called fagla, is a large perennial climber and bears fruits. These fruits are made into slices and fried, and also cooked as vegetables. Other wild vegetables include a miniature plant called brahmi. Leaves of this plant ...
 
TheHealthSite
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:18:52 -0700

Food Science and Wellness doi:10.1016/j.fshw.2014.07.001; Maharudra S Rakh,Amol N Khedkar,Nilesh N Aghav,Sanjay R Chaudhari.Antiallergic and analgesic activity of Momordica dioica Roxb. Willd fruit seed. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:18:45 -0700

Spine gourd (Momordica dioica), locally known as Kankada, comes under cucurbitaceae family. Farmers are now using more organic inputs in the cultivation of spine gourds. A farmer Rabi Nayak said organic inputs like well decomposed dried compost, ...

Mid-Day

Mid-Day
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:13:10 -0700

Kartoli (Momordica dioica) Kartoli is an important vegetable seen in Mumbai's markets. The leaves are 3-5 lobes and covered with rough hair. Flowers are yellow, large (5 cm across) and borne singly in the leaf axils. The fruit is green and covered with ...
 
Times of India
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:48:43 -0700

MEDICINAL VALUE: Fagla (Momordica dioica) grows wild and is also cultivated. Tender fagla fruits are plucked from the creepers, cut into pieces, marinated with spices and chilli powder and cooked. Not easily available and having medicinal value, it is ...
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