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Cucumber - Chinese Cucumber Seed Pack (Trichosanthes kirolowii)

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Cucumber - Chinese Cucumber Seed Pack (Trichosanthes kirolowii)


Cucumber - Chinese Cucumber Seed Pack (Trichosanthes kirolowii)

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.

“ Herb plants, seeds, books, dried herbs and more – Richters is your best source for everything herbal! If you grow your own herbs or make your own herbal products, or if you are in the business of herbs, make Richters your destination. Richters has been growing and selling herbs since 1969. Our first catalogue dedicated to herbs came out in 1970. We have lived, worked and breathed herbs ever since. If you are in the Toronto area, come and visit our greenhouses and gift shop.

357 Highway 47
Goodwood, ON L0C 1A0 Canada
Tel. +1.905.640.6677 Fax. +1.905.640.6641” "

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