Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) is native to Iran and is also called “Cantaloupe” is a creeping cucurbit, originated from Iran and Pakistan and is produced in Kashmir and Afghanistan also. Being a member of Cucurbit family muskmelon is known as a vegetable although horticulturists claim that it considered a fruit. It has a lot of medicinal values and is used as a tonic, laxative and diuretic. Muskmelon is good source of vitamins A, B and C and improves the urinary discharge. Its seed are also used in cases of liver and kidney troubles, throat burning, thirst and chronic fever.
|Crop Climate Title||Sub Tropical|
|Crop Water Method Title||Irrigated|
|Crop Economic Title||Food Crop|
|Crop Growing Season||Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops|
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