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Published on:26th May 2014
Pharmacognosy Communications, 2014; 4(3):88-89
Medicinal Plant Images | doi:Nill

Medicinal Plant Images


Authors and affiliation (s):

I.E. Cocka,b*

aEnvironmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia

bSchool of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia

Abstract:

Acanthosicyos horridus (commonly known as nara melon) is a member of the watermelon family that grows most prevalently in the coastal regions of the Namib desert, Namibia. It also occurs as far south as Northern Cape province in South Africa and as far north as southern Angola. The fruit can be eaten raw although it contains cucurbitacins (which irritate the mouth) and was traditionally eaten dried. The nuts inside the fruit have been a staple diet of the Topnaar

 

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