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Chinese Cucumber
Trichosanthes kirilowii
Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous! Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Gua lou; Tien hua fen; Chinese snake gourd) Source of anti-HIV agent, Compound Q (GLQ223), extracted from the root. Laboratory studies with Compound Q showed great promise for AIDS treatment because it selectively kills only infected cells, leaving healthy cells untouched; but clinical trials were not conclusive, however. Used in China to treat angina pectoris, to reduce phlegm, and to induce abortions.
S2045 Bulk Seeds $7.00/10g, $45.00/100g, $300.00/1000g
S2045 Seeds $3.00/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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