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The wild Bitter Melon from Rejang land, Southern Sumatra

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Repiye Imbo
Momordica subangulata Blume

In Rejang Land this plant called repiye imbo ( Pare Hutan in bahasa ),and in English names as wild bitter melon or wild bitter gourd,but this slightly different with Momordica charantia or bitter melon or bitter gourd. the difference be found at fruit and leaf size. In this wild Momordica Sp.the fruit is small just a thumb size. So like the leaf is quit different from the other Momordica. Lest take a look the picture.



This plant life above ground and spread,if it is ripe, fruit will split and broken.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Species: Momordica Momordica subangulata Blume



Image location : Cawang Baru Village,Easter Curup district,Rejang Lebong Regency.
Image Creator : Curup Kami


Other Information from Malaysia :

Momordica subangulata Blume
cucurbitaceae
Peria, kambas, Peria Katak

(Samsul Khamis, Tajuddin Abdul Manap, Mazina Mohd. Yussof.2003.Tumbuhan Ubatan Tradisional Malaysia.Selangor.Universiti Putra Malaysia)

Kegunaan :

Awet muda, darah tinggi, kencing manis,mengurangkan kolesterol, sengal-sengal tulan:
buahnya dijadikan ulaman, makanan dan jus minuman,amalkan selalu

Demam,sembelit,lepas bersalin (banyakkan susu):
ambil segenggam daun dicuci bersih dan direbus hingga airnya tinggal 1 cawan, amalkan minum setiap hari.

bisul, luka, demam campak, badan gatal-gatal:
tumbuk daun peria hingga lumat, campurkan sedikit serbuk kunyit dan bedak sejuk. tampal atau ratakan pada bahagian badan yang sakit.

Source :
  • http://rejang-lebong.blogspot.com/2008/10/pare-dusun-buah-pare-kecil-dan-mungil.html
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethnoflora/406660582/

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