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Snake Gourd
Trichosanthes anguina
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Serpent gourd) An unusual cucumber with long, white speckled fruits that actually resemble snakes. Widely grown as a vegetable in India and the Orient. Roots and seeds are used to expel worms and to treat diarrhea and syphilis. Start in pots indoors for outdoor planting, in a warm sheltered place.
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