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Accepted name: 
Momordica charantia L. [Cucurbitaceae]
Taxonomic source and confidence: 
World Checklist: unpublished records ( Two stars out of three )
Information about this plant: 
Non-scientific name: Class of name: Medicinal plant reference:
african cucumber Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
amargoso Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
amerikanische bittergurke Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
ampalaya Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
art pumpkin Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
asorosi Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
assorossi Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
balsam apple Other Malaysian Herbal Monograph, Vol. 2. (2009)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
balsam pear Other Amazonian Ethnobot. Dictionary (Duke et al., 1994)
Encyclopedia of Herb. Medicine (Bartram, 1995)
Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants of UAE (2005)
Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
Med. Pl. Indian Ocean Ils. (Gurib-Fakim et al., 2004)
Med. Pl. of the World (Wyk & Wink, 2004)
Timber Press Plant Names (Erhardt et al., 2009)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
balsam-apple Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
balsam-pear Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
balsambirne Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
Timber Press Plant Names (Erhardt et al., 2009)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
balsamina Other Med. Pl. Argentine Flora (Barboza et al., 2009)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
balsamina-longa Other Archivos de Flora Iberica (Morales et al., 1996)
balsamino Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
balsamito Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
ban kareli Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
baramasiya Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
barbof Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
batu karawila Other Ayurvedic Med. Plants of Sri Lanka (2016)
bitter apple Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
bitter cucumber Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
Med. Pl. of the World (Wyk & Wink, 2004)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
bitter gourd Other Ayurvedic Med. Plants of Sri Lanka (2016)
Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants of UAE (2005)
GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
Malaysian Herbal Monograph, Vol. 2. (2009)
Med. Pl. Indian Ocean Ils. (Gurib-Fakim et al., 2004)
Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
bitter melon Other Commercially Important African Med. Plants (Van Wyk, 2015)
Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
Malaysian Herbal Monograph, Vol. 2. (2009)
U.S. FDA Substance Registration System (2016)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
bitter pear melon Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
bitter squash Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
bitter-cucumber Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
bitter-melon Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
bittergurka Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
bittergurke Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
bittergurke amarikanische Other World Economic Plants (Wiersema et al., 2013)
bobobo Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
broomweed Other Med. Pl. Nicarag. Atlantic Coast (Barrett, 1994)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
bálsamo Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
World Economic Plants (Wiersema et al., 2013)
calaica Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
caprika Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
carailla Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
carilla Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
carilla fruit Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
carilla gourd Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
cearasee Other Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants of UAE (2005)
cerasee Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
concombre Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
concombre africain Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
condiamor Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
coraillie Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
cun de amor Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
cundeamor Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
daddagu Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
ejirin Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
embusabusu Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
eyezom Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
fisa-ul-himar Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
fructus momordicae Pharmaceutical WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
futoreishi Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
galinha-de-melão Other Med. & Pois. Pl. N.E.Braz. (Agra et al., 2007)
Med. Pl. N.E.Brazil (Fátima Agra et al., 2008)
garaafunii Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
garahuni Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
goya Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
haagalakaayi Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
hagalakai Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kaakara kaaya Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kabiral Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kaippa Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kakacha Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
kakara Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kakayi Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kakiral Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kakle Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kakral Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kalara Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
karaila Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
karala Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
karavallaka Other Demand & Supply of Med. Pl. in India (Ved et al., 2008)
karavellaka Other Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
karawila Other Ayurvedic Med. Plants of Sri Lanka (2016)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
karela Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Demand & Supply of Med. Pl. in India (Ved et al., 2008)
GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
Med. Pl. in Arid Regions of N. Punjab, Pakistan (Ashfaq et al., 2019)
Med. Pl. in District Mastung of Balochistan (Bibi et al., 2014)
Med. Pl. in Talagang, Punjab Province (Nazish Rehman et al., 2017)
Pl. Meds for Musculoskeletal Disorders, N. Pakistan (Malik et al., 2018)
Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kareli Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
karilla fruit Other Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants of UAE (2005)
karilo Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
karla Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
karlara Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
karolla Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants of UAE (2005)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kathila Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kathilla Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
khakatik Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
khoor qua Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
khukshi Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
khyar carilla Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
khyar karilla Other Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants of UAE (2005)
kokouli Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
ku gua Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
Herbs of Commerce (McGuffin et al., 2000)
kugua tea Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kuguazi Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kãravella Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kãravellí Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
kāravallaka (fresh fruit) Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
kāravallī Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
kāravella Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
lenzaa Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
leprosy gourd Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
lumba-lumba Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
lumbuzi Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
ma ra Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
machete Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
maha Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
maiden apple Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
maiden’s blush Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
makalalaska Other Med. Pl. Nicarag. Atlantic Coast (Barrett, 1994)
manamat Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
mange kuli Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
mara Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
mara khee nok Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
margose Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
Med. Pl. Indian Ocean Ils. (Gurib-Fakim et al., 2004)
Plants of Econ. Importance (FAO, 1983)
World Economic Plants (Wiersema et al., 2013)
margoze Other Med. Pl. Indian Ocean Ils. (Gurib-Fakim et al., 2004)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
margozi Other Med. Pl. Indian Ocean Ils. (Gurib-Fakim et al., 2004)
mbosa Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
mbunbulu Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
melaode sao caetano Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
meleni Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
melon, bitter Other Encyclopedia of Herb. Medicine (Bartram, 1995)
Timber Press Plant Names (Erhardt et al., 2009)
World Economic Plants (Wiersema et al., 2013)
melão-de-sabiá Other Med. & Pois. Pl. N.E.Braz. (Agra et al., 2007)
Med. Pl. N.E.Brazil (Fátima Agra et al., 2008)
melão-de-são-caetano Other Med. & Pois. Pl. N.E.Braz. (Agra et al., 2007)
Med. Pl. N.E.Brazil (Fátima Agra et al., 2008)
mexicaine Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
miniklalasni Other Med. Pl. Nicarag. Atlantic Coast (Barrett, 1994)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
momordica Other Med. Pl. Argentine Flora (Barboza et al., 2009)
momordica herb Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
momordicae fructus Pharmaceutical Malaysian Herbal Monograph, Vol. 2. (2009)
momordique Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
momotica Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
mreah Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
muw Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
nagareishi Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
nania nania Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
nara cheen Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
nguene Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
nigauri Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
nyanla Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
nyanra Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
nyanya Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
nyanyra Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
nyinya Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
okookoo Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
pagel Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
paharkai Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
palia Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
panaminik Other Med. Pl. Nicarag. Atlantic Coast (Barrett, 1994)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
papari Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
papayilla Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
papilla Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
paria Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
paroka Other GRIN Report: World Economic Plants (Wiersema, 1999)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
pavackkai Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
pavakka Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
pavakkachedi Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
pavel Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
pepino montero Other Med. Pl. Nicarag. Atlantic Coast (Barrett, 1994)
Med. Plants for Diabetes in C. America (Giovannini et al, 2016)
pepinomontero Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
peria Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
peria katak Other Malaysian Herbal Monograph, Vol. 2. (2009)
periya laut Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
phakha Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
phekwasi Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
pom kouli Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
pomme nerveille Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
pomme-cooli Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
pommez’indiens Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
qara à mor Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
qisaul-barri Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
quisaul-barri Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
saga Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
sail Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
salara Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
serimentok Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
seripupa Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
sima hang Other Unani Pharmacopoeia India (2007-2008)
sorosi Other Med. Pl. Nicarag. Atlantic Coast (Barrett, 1994)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
sorosí Other Med. Pl. E. Nicaragua (Coe et al., 1996)
sorrow see Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
sushavi Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
takrukse Other Plants and People of Nepal (Manandhar, 2002)
tasplira Other Med. Pl. Nicarag. Atlantic Coast (Barrett, 1994)
WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
tofahal Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
tomacó Other Med. Pl. Argentine Flora (Barboza et al., 2009)
uchhe Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
ulhimar Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
varivallí Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
varivallī Other Ayurvedic Pharm. of India (1999-2011)
vegetable insulin Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
wild balsam pear Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
wild cucumber Other Ghana Herbal Pharmacopoeia (Busia, 2007)
wild sopro Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
yesquin Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
zaguezrou Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
‘ha Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
‘hail Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)
‘phak Other WHO Monographs Med. Pl. 4 (2009)