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Cerasee Bitter melon (Momordica charantia)

Cerasee

Scientific Name: Momordica charantia L. (Momordica balsamina) Other Names: FG Creole: Sorossi; Guyana: Baan-caryla, Carailli, Caryla, Coraila, Wild Caryla; Surinam Creole: Boes-sopropo, Sopropo, Wilde sopropo; Surinam Javan: Pare; Guyana Patamona: Carilla bush. Constituent: Contains anti-leukemic, estrogenic and hypoglycemic substances. Seed contains abortifacient substances, as well as the glucosidic steroid charantine which has an insulin-like hypoglycemic […]

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wild lettuce

Wild Lettuce – Benefits & Uses

Scientic name: Lactuca virosa L. Family: Asteraceae/Compositae Other names: Bitter Lettuce, Great Lettuce, Lettuce Opium, Prickly Lettuce, Strong-Scented Lettuce, Green Endive, Lettuce Opium, Acrid Lettuce, Poison Lettuce, Wild Lettuce Not to be Confused With: Lactuca sativa, Lactuca serriola, Lactuca quercina and Sonchus oleraceus. Habitat: The plant is indigenous to western and southern Europe and is […]

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