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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
Indrayan
Homeopathic Name
Colocynthis   -   Mother Tincture

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Action of Bitter Apple

Nutrients in Bitter Apple

Taste of
Bitter Apple

Nature of
Bitter Apple

Cool

Parts Used

Dried Roots, Fruits

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

Avoid use during pregnancy.
It may cause Inflammation.
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Description

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.
 

Common Names

 
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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.
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Queries on Bitter Apple
Sara
31 Jul 2015
i like herbs and their treatmants.
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Mohammedrafiq
11 Jan 2017
where can I get this bitter fruit colocyn in India
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Fiza
04 Aug 2015
really this herb is most effective for all above mention.
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Babasrinivas
21 Aug 2015
Herbal medicine is the best every one should use I like and I use The ayurvedic medicine
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Almas
02 Oct 2015
Bitter apple is very useful in diabetes.
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Veena
09 Jul 2016
How do you take it. Do you swollen the black seeds whole or do you powder the seeds.
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Butterfly ( Haryana )
27 Feb 2016
does consumption of bitter apple cause pimples on face and body?
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Tripathi
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.
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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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Imran Haider
12 Sep 2016
Assalam Alaikum. I am your co name and presently living in KSA. Eid Mubarik bro. In desert here it is available everywhere specially in north of Saudi Arab.
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Hina
29 Sep 2016
It is found easily in Pakistan... But how can I deliver u??? It has tremendous benefits...
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Fatima ( Pakistan )
02 Aug 2016
Can bitter apple be combined in powder form with cinnamon for effectiveness in weight loss?
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Roomi Gulati
24 Aug 2016
Cinnamon helps to burn the excess fat collected in the body, as well as prevents its further accumulation.
Bitter apple is very hot in nature and may even induce abortion.
No doubts it is a good herb for weight loss. However, the best thing to do is --
Take 30 gm of Horse Gram. Soak it overnight in about three to four glasses of water. Next morning, boil it for 10 minutes. Once the color is brown, strain the solution and drink it. add rock salt and pepper to it. Have this drink in the morning on an empty stomach. Eating 250 gm of Papaya daily for dinner will also help to reduce weight. Avocado is another useful fruit to reduce weight and tummy fat. It has soluble fibres and oleic acid which help you to feel full. This makes it a highly effective hunger squasher. It is known to reduce bad cholesterol and thus reduces the risk of a Heart Disorder.
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Hina Fatima
29 Sep 2016
Bitter apple juice or pulp can be combined with ajwain nd let it be drird... Then use it a table spoon every morning with empty stomach... It must show the result within few days for weight loss...
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Aameena
07 Mar 2017
A tbsp is too much.it can be done with fennel seeds ,soaking in its juice, then dried and powdered and taken a pinch of it,not more than this or else it will induce loose motions (it will be too bitter) ,within 15 days weight-loss and belly fat may reduce in sha Allah.
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Daisy
25 Apr 2017
What if I mix fennel seeds with dry bitter apple powder and take that for weightloss, will it still work??
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Erum
08 May 2017
Did u try this i am just start from yesterday for weight loss.can u plz recomend me exact quantity of this as iam afraid using this.
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Noman
08 Mar 2017
yes it's very helpful in weight loss
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Anil ( India )
24 Nov 2016
How to make powder of fruit with skin or only pulp is to be used of bitter apple. also what to do with seeds in the pulp.
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Zainah
05 Jan 2017
The seeds are useful for hair growth,baldness and blackening grey hair when used in hair oil
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Manish Soni ( India )
04 Jan 2017
If any one requires bitter cucumber
Please contact..
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Umm zainah ( Chennai )
04 Jan 2017
Hello sir , I have made hair oil for too much hair fall using and blending black seed oil,almond,castor oil,mustard oil,olive oil and herbs like ginger,curry leaves, rose petals, aloevera,neem leaves, now can I add indrayan seeds to this n cook it and use ? As I Ha ve problem of premature grey hair too and also sinus. Will it be effective without any side effects? Pls reply.it will be very kind of u. Thank u.
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Divya
19 Jan 2017
Umm Zainah Please mention the exact amount of each herb you have used to prepare the oil.
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Umm zainah
02 Feb 2017
just used all the herbs a bunch then all the oils apprx 100 gms except almond oil-50 gms and mustard oil 250 gms. consulted a herbalist sister and asked about this and she said in sha Allah it will be amazing oil, i will be adding lavender oil- few drops and hardh too in sha Allah. u can try it too.
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Mohammedrafiq ( Karnataka )
11 Jan 2017
where can I get bitter fruit colocyn
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Ahmad mujahid
26 Jan 2017
It is naturally grown after rain in sandy areas or at bank of river,in city it will be available at pansar stores or herbs stores
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Mohammad ahmad mujahid ( Pakistan )
26 Jan 2017
Is this harmful for kidney patient,as bitter gourd is harmful for kidneys patients?
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Latika Kakkar
01 Feb 2017
The excessive usage of any remedy is harmful to the body. So, the consumption should always be in the limit, as per the prescription. Excess of everything is bad.
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Sara jabeen ( Uk )
06 Feb 2017

I got eczema I'm eyelids and forehead and also I have acne issue kindly please tell me how I can cure this I am very worried
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Aameena.
07 Mar 2017
The herbpathy team is doing a wonderful job, thanks...
I had urticaria before 10 days and it is third time in some 10 yrs ,now almost cleared but I found out that it's because of excessive bile as I had acidity and indigestion from few yrs , I guess I may have weakness of liver .also I want to purify my blood.I already took castor oil detox. Can I have this in a powder form , a pinch every morning as an All in one remedy for my overweight,belly fat ,blood purifier,ladies cycle problem ,bilious,indigestion and liver problem? It seems this will be effective for me. Waiting eagerly for the reply.thanks in advance.
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Herbpathy
08 Mar 2017
Aemeena.
Do not worry, all this can be taken care of. The cure for you is in the page ' The Genesis " given in the portal Vibrant Healtlh on this website.
Here is the link the page : https://herbpathy.com/The-Genesis-Vid48 Read this page and write to us if you have any doubts.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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Tyson Doughty ( Louisana )
08 Mar 2017
Where can I get this fruit?
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Aki ( Bolton )
11 Mar 2017
Will it help to reduce weight because i m really worried about my weight and i just want to lose it at any cost. I have started to go gym and i have changed my diet too but ....... so if i have bitter apple powder will it help me
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Rudresh Bhanj
16 Mar 2017
Aki.
It is a good thing that you go to the gym regularly. To reduce weight you can drink Bitter Leaf juice every day for 15 days.
Drink Apple Cider Vinegar, one tablespoon added to a glass of water for 2 months. Make sure the water is hot. Drink Horse gram soup daily for a month.
Avoid sweet, and oily food.
Do not take anything that has Aspartame in it. You may also drink Decoction of Fennel twice in a day.
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Rudresh
18 Mar 2017
Thanx rudresh I will follow the advise u have given me. Because i know how essential it is to be healthy so thank u
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Neeru ( India )
15 Apr 2017
How can i reduce my pregnancy weight with bitter apple as i had c section in nov2016 and still breast feeding baby.
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Kunika Garg ( India )
20 Apr 2017
Neeru, Since you are a nursing mother, i will not suggest that you take any herbal decoction for eight loss, as, it may be harsh and might not be safe for the baby. You may drink a cup of Green tea daily. Also, do regular exercise, this is the safest option right now. And, regular exercise really helps a lot.
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Musksan ( Maharastra )
05 May 2017
Where to buy ds fruit ..I stay in Thane w Maharashtra
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Lucky
12 May 2017
where can I buy bitter apple powder in Canada (British Columbia)?
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Lucky
12 May 2017
Will bitter apple powder help with hypothyroidism, cholesterol and weight loss? And how should it be taken? Thank you for advice.
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Manas Moudgil ( India )
22 May 2017
For High Cholesterol, take Spirulina capsules, one daily for a month. Also, include Garlic, Grapes, Broccoli in your daily diet, these will also help to lower the Cholesterol.
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Dora ( CA )
22 May 2017
Yes, Bitter apple can help in weight loss. take a teaspoon of Dried Bitter Apple powder with a glass of warm water, for 10 days. If you think it suits you, then take for another 20 days. Another very effective way to reduce weight is--
To have Drumstick soup every day for a month. Take 30 gm of Horse Gram. Soak it overnight in about three to four glasses of water. Next morning, boil it for 10 minutes. Once the color is brown, strain the solution and drink it. add rock salt and pepper to it. Have this drink in the morning on an empty stomach. These were the methods to reduce weight.
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Sss
05 Jun 2017
Hi can we use this for dry damaged and for long hair
And Can we used this in Pregnancy
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Herbpathy
28 Jun 2017
Dear SSS
For dry and damaged hair you can try the better formulas.
Apply Coconut and Castor oil in equal amount. Leave it overnight and wash it next morning.
Take 50 ml of Coconut oil. Add some fresh Curry leaves in it. Heat the oil on low flames until the leaves turn black. Store that in a bottle and apply that oil on regular basis.
Also have some Indian Gooseberry juice every morning.
Follow this Regimen for 2 months and see the results.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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Sss
01 Jul 2017
Hi curry leaves r not available in our city so
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