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Scientific Name: Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.
Collector: B. Venkata Reddi
Uses: It is laxative, diuretic and purgative. It is used in treatment of asthma, skin troubles, and splenic enlargements. Seeds are emetic, expectorant, demulcent. Fruit is dried and powdered for using as snuff in cases of jaundice.