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Khawas-e-Endrine, Citrullus Colocynthis, Bitter Apple, Bitter Guard, Bitter Cocumber, Bitter Guard, Hakim Abdullah, Medicine, خواص اندرائن, حکیم عبد اللہ,طب,

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 Khawas-e-Endrine, Citrullus Colocynthis, Bitter Apple, Bitter Guard, Bitter Cocumber, Bitter Guard, Hakim Abdullah , Medicine, خواص اندرائن, حکیم عبد اللہ, طب, Citrullus colocynthis, with many common names including colocynth, bitter apple, bitter cucumber, desert gourd, egusi, vine of Sodom, or wild gourd, is a desert viny plant native to the Mediterranean Basin and Asia, especially Turkey (especially in regions such as İzmir), and Nubia. It resembles a common watermelon vine, but bears small, hard fruits with a bitter pulp. It originally bore the scientific name Colocynthis citrullus. C. colocynthis is a desert viney plant that grows in sandy, arid soils. It resembles the watermelon, which is in the same genus. It is native to the Mediterranean Basin and Asia, and is distributed among the west coast of northern Africa, eastward through the Sahara, Egypt until India, and reaches also the north coast of the Mediterranean and the Caspian Seas. It grows also in southern European cou