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Bitter Apple Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

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General Name
Bitter Apple
English Name
Bitter Apple, Bitter Cucumber
Botanical Name
Citrullus Colocynthis, Colocynthis Citrullus
Hindi Name
Homeopathic Name
Colocynthis   -   Mother Tincture

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Bitter Apple Cures

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Action of Bitter Apple

Nutrients in Bitter Apple

Bitter Apple
Combines With

Taste of
Bitter Apple

Acrid, Bitter

Parts Used

Dried Roots, Fruits

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Bitter Apple

Avoid use during pregnancy.
It may cause Inflammation.


Bitter Apple is creeper.
It is an annual.
It grows in tropical, subtropical climates.
It grows up to 10 Cm.
Best used for Urinary Tract Infections.

Materia Medica for Bitter Apple

Bitter Apple General

Bitter Apple is commonly known as Desert Gourd. Its fruit is similar in appearance to watermelon. The only difference between the two is the size and the bitter fruit pulp, that is produced by Bitter Apple.
Its whole plant shows medicinal properties.
It curbs many Skin Ailments like Scrap, Warts and Corns. Its pulp is applied on the Skin to treat Boils, Pimples and Acne. It also treats Skin Infections like Abscesses, Psoriasis and Wounds.
Its plant extract is a good herbal cure for Cancer. It is best for curing Breast Cancer.
Bitter Apple is a natural Blood Purifier. It is used to treat Leukaemia.
It is a good herbal remedy for Rheumatic Pain and Arthritis.
It is a helpful herb for Liver Disorders like Jaundice.
Bitter apple plant extract is helpful for treatment of Diabetes.
It kills Intestinal worms and is used for treatment of Colitis.
It exhibits strong Laxative properties. It combats the problem of Constipation.
It is advantageous for women. It treats Menstruation Disorders like Menopause, Difficult Menses, Leucorrhea, Scanty Menses, Amenorrhea ,etc.
It is an Antidote to Scorpion Bite and Snake Bite.

Caution : Consult a Doctor before consuming it.

Keywords : Skin Ailments, Cancer, Leukemia, Rheumatism, Diabetes, Intestinal Disorders, Menopause, Reptile Bites.
Single Herb

Bitter Apple for Boils

Take out the pulp of the fruit. Apply it on the boils twice a day.

Bitter Apple ( Indrayan ) for Acne

The roots of Bitter Apple ( Indrayan ) is beneficial to treat Acne and it also prevents inflammation associated with Acne.
Take the roots of Bitter Apple. Grind them with water. Apply on the affected area. Wash with normal water after drying up.
OR : Extract the juice of fresh Bitter Apple ( Indrayan ) root. Apply it over the affected area. Let it dry and wash with normal water.

Bitter Apple for Stomach Diseases

Take the Dried roots. Powder them. Have a pinch with luke warm water early in the morning.
Or grind the roots with water. Make paste. Apply over the abdomen.
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Herbal Treatment For Constipation 4

Grind Carom, Asafoetida, Cardamom, and Cubeb seperately. Extract one cup Bitter Apple juice. Take 1/4 teaspoon powder of each herb. Mix all in juice. Add rocksalt according to your taste. Drink half in the morning and half at night for 7 days.
Caution : Excess may cause Vomiting and Nausea.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 1

Take equal quantity of Bitter Apple root and Long Pepper. Grind them together. Make small pills. Dry under the sun. Have a pill with a glass of luke warm water every morning for 7 days.

Herbal Treatment For Rheumatism 1

Take equal quantity of Bitter Apple root and Long Pepper. Grind them together. Make small pills. Dry under the sun. Have a pill with a glass of luke warm water every morning for 7 days.

Herbal Treatment For Diabetes 18

Prepare a fine powder of the following herbs in the same quantity and store them in a vessel:
Black Cumin
Acacia Speciosa seeds ( Lebbek Tree )
Bitter Apple
Acacia Senegal
Fill full size capsules and take four capsules a day. This is highly beneficial and trial prescription for Diabetes.
Queries on Bitter Apple
31 Jul 2015
i like herbs and their treatmants.
04 Aug 2015
really this herb is most effective for all above mention.
21 Aug 2015
Herbal medicine is the best every one should use I like and I use The ayurvedic medicine
02 Oct 2015
Bitter apple is very useful in diabetes.
Butterfly ( Haryana )
27 Feb 2016
does consumption of bitter apple cause pimples on face and body?
07 Mar 2016
Dear Butterfly
Bitter Leaf is quite an effective Herb to cure pimples and acne. Pimples on the body and face might be a side effect due to wrong dosage or amounts of Bitter leaf used or an adverse effect of the interaction with some other drug. So you must be cautious.
Imran ( Los angeles California )
25 Mar 2016
I'm in usa los angeles where i can buy this bitter apple fruits. Or how do i get it

I heard bitter apples in 2 diffrent color green color and yellow color but I'm looking for yellow color fresh one but I couldn't find it in here.

In usa they use bitter Apple spray for dog bites are dog chew. There os any other name of this fruits so i can easily find. Or can you guys deliver. Please advice when ever is possible for you thank you
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