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Alternative Names

Caygua, Caihua, Cayua, Achojcha, Achokcha, Slipper gourd, Lady's Slipper, Sparrow gourd, Pepino, Pepino, Korila, Olochoto, Kichipoktho

Scientific Name

Cyclanthera Pedata

Why Do People Use Caigua?

Oral preparations of Cyclanthera Pedata (Caigua), like caigua powder, are used as analgesics, as anti-inflammatory agents, for arteriosclerosis, as diuretics, for hypoglycemic, diabetes, circulatory problems, to control high blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders, intestinal parasites, high cholesterol and for tonsillitis. Caigua powder is also utilized for manufacturing purpose such as in tablets or capsules.

Is It Safe To Use?

About the safety of caigua powder, there is no reliable and sufficient information available.

How Effective Is Caigua?

In past years, pharmacological impacts by consuming the extracted juice and the dehydrated powder got from the fruits have been described and this has allowed diversified uses of caigua. Normally it is stated that there is no confirmations for traditional medicinal purposes. It doesn’t seem to influence high blood pressure, cholesterol, lipid metabolism, cellulitis as well as in decreasing obesity.

How Caigua Works?

The most effective part of Momordica pedata is the ripe fruit. It contains active ingredients like galacturonic acid, peptin, pierine, dihydroxitriptamine, minerals (phosphorus), resins, lipoproteins, vitamins (thiamine, vit. C) and steroidal compound (3 beta D glucoside and systosterol) with antilipemic (against cholesterol LDL) action, hypoglicaemic and low density lipoproteins.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Caigua?

No major side effect has been reported due to oral or topical consumption of caigua powder.

How Caigua Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Caigua Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Caigua Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Caigua Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Caigua Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Caigua?

There is no typical dosage of caigua powder. But caigua juice is taken as 1/4 to 1/2 cup two times every day. The fruits are also simply eaten either cooked or fresh (raw).



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Caigua Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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