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Botanical Name Lagenaria siceraria
Family Cucurbitaceae
Origin The exact origin of Lagenaria siceraria is unclear, but it is believed to have originated in Africa or Asia.
Description Lagenaria siceraria, also known as bottle gourd or calabash, is a vine plant that produces large fruit with hard, thick shells. The fruit can range in size from small to large, and can be used for a variety of purposes, such as making utensils, containers, and musical instruments. The leaves of the plant are large and heart-shaped, and the flowers are white and trumpet-shaped.
Parts Used The fruit, leaves, and seeds of Lagenaria siceraria are used for various medicinal and practical purposes.
Dose The dosage of Lagenaria siceraria varies depending on the intended use and preparation.