Cucumis melo Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Cucumis melo Linn. is aslo known as Cucumis pubescens Willd., belongs to Cucurbitaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Akhyar.
The English Name for this herb is Sweet Melon.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Batikh, Gidro, Khakhri, Kharbuza, Kharpaza.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Anti-dyspeptic
  • Demulcent
  • Diuretic
  • Emetic
  • Febrifuge
  • Laxative
  • Mild Laxative
  • Nutritive Tonic
  • Refrigerant

  • Indications

    The Indications of Seeds of Cucumis melo Linn. are Gall Bladder Obstructions, Anuria, Urinary Bladder Obstructions, Spermatorrhoea, Gleet, Dropsical Affections, Loose Motion, Kidney Obstructions (Stones).

    The Indication of Fruit of Cucumis melo Linn. is Teeth Cleansing.

    The Indications of Pulp of Cucumis melo Linn. are Eczema, Freckles, Black Spots on Skin.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Cucumis melo Linn..


    No Temperament information is available for Cucumis melo Linn..

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    ALKULIHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
    JAWARISH ZAROONI AMBERI-BA-NUSKHA KALANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    JAWARISH ZAROONI SADAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    LABOOB-E-BARIDHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    Majoon Shohag SoonthHamdard laboratories Waqf Bangladesh
    MAJUN HAJR-UL-YAHOODHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUFARREH BARID SADAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MUFARREH SHAIKH-UR-RAEESHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    NISAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SHARBAT BAZOORI BARIDHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SHARBAT BAZOORI MOTADILHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    TIRYAQ-E-MASANAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Cucumis melo Linn. is used in the preparation of Ghaza-i-Husn Afza, Halwai-S'alab, Jawarish Zar'uni, Lubub Mo'tadil, Ma'jun Hajral-Yahud, Ma'jun Murawweh-ul-Arwah, Ma'jun Sang-i-Sar-i-Mahi, Ma'jun Zanjbil, Mufarreh Barid Sada, Qurs Kafur, Qurs Sartan, Sherbet Bazuri Baarid, Sherbet Bazuri Mo'tadil, Sherbet Mudir, Tiryaq-i-Masana compounds.


    Seeds5.000g - 7.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Cucumis melo Linn.. It is an annual, trailing herb, with large palmately-lobed leaves and bears tendrils, by which it is readily trained over trellises. Its flowers (which have bellshaped corollas, deeply five-lobed) are either male or female, both kinds being borne on the one plant. The male flowers have three stamens, the ovary in the female flowers, three cells. The many varieties of Melon show great diversity in foliage and still more in the size and shape of the fruit, which in some kinds is as small as an olive, in others as large as the Gourd (Cucurbita maxima). Some are globular, others egg-shaped, spindle-shaped or serpent-like, the outer skin smooth or netted, ribbed or furrowed, and variously coloured the flesh, white, green or orange when ripe, scented or scentless, sweet or insipid, some bitter and even nauseous

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It is native of Warmer Parts of the America. It occurs in India, Pakistan.


    No information regarding Cucumis melo Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Cucumis melo Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Cucumis melo Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Long-term or excessive intake may cause biliousness.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Cucumis melo Linn.. (work in progress)