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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Crescentia alata?
If you know websites containing any information about Crescentia alata please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Crescentia alata and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Crescentia alata.


Crescentia alata basic info
Scientific Name: Crescentia alata Kunth.
Family: Bignoniaceae.
Genus: Crescentia.
Description: Crescentia alata variously called Mexican calabash, jícaro, morro, morrito, winged calabash, is a species native to southern Mexico and Central America south to Costa Rica. The seeds are edible and high in protein with a licorice-like sweet taste, used in Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua to make a kind of horchata called semilla de jícaro. - for more info about Crescentia alata See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Crescentia alata
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Crescentia alata in other websites
Crescentia alata common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Crescentia alata - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Crescentia alata - See link.


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