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Cucumber, Chinese

  Cucumber, ChineseScientific Name: Trichosanthes kirilowii
Common Name:  Chinese Cucumber
Other Common Names:
Chinese Cucumber, Chinese Snakegourd, Gua-lou, Karo, Kua Lou  T'Ien Kua, Tian-hua-fen, Trichosanthes
Plant Type: Annual
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): Annual
Germination: Easy
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 12
Uses: Medicinal
Notes: Chinese medicinal herb, shows great promise in AIDS treatment. (Chinese snake gourd).

TRICHOSANTHES KIRILOWII. (Gua lou; tien hua fen; Chinese snake gourd) Source of anti-HIV agent, Compound Q (GLQ223), extracted from the root. Recent in vitro laboratory studies with Compound Q showed great promise for AIDS treatment because it selectively kills only infected cells, leaving healthy cells untouched; clinical trials are not yet conclusive, however. Used in China to treat angina pectoris, to reduce phlegm, and since 300 A.D. to induce abortions (although we would not EVER advocate this practice).

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Any statement made concerning medical conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.

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