Trichosanthes Kirilowii Climber Vine 8 Seeds, Chinese Cucumber Medicinal Garden Herb

The Plant Attraction


Trichosanthes Kirilowii
Also known as: Chinese cucumber, Chinese snake gourd

This perennial herbaceous vine is classified as one in the 50 most fundamental must-have Chinese herbs in all pharmacies of traditional Chinese medicine. Due to its richness in nutrients and a variety of medicinal ingredients contained, it has a certain therapeutic effect on a number of diseases. The whole fruit can be used for medicinal purposes.

This plant belongs to the gourd family, Curcubitaceae. It is native to E. Asia - China, Mongolia, Vietnam. A fast growing climber to 6 m (19ft 8in).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

*Root extracts are extremely toxic. Intravenous administration can cause pulmonary oedema, cerebral oedema, cerebral haemorrhage and myocardial damage. Seizures and fever in HIV patients with parenteral administration. Self-medication of root is not advised. Pregnant woman should avoid medicinal usage of this plant altogether.
USDA hardiness zones 8-11.

This offer is for 8 seeds.