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Common Name: Balsam apple

Scientific Name: Momordica charantia

Common Family Name: Cucumber family

Scientific Family Name:Cucurbitaceae

Main toxic Principle:   Alkaloid in leaves, seeds and unripe fruits, purgative oil in seeds, steroid glycoside in ripe fruits

Clinical Signs:   Alkaloid is cathartic, oil is purgative, glycoside is hypoglyemic