Colocynth (Natural)



Colocynth, commonly known as 'bitter apple' in the Middle East, is the fruit of a vine which grows in dry, sandy soil. The lemon-size fruit is a cousin to the watermelon. Colocynth grows from the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa to India. Colocynth is an extremely bitter substance. Aversion Technologies' colocynth is extracted from the flesh of the colocynth fruit. The skin of the fruit, the roots and the stems are discarded, making this the most pure and potent available.


Colocynth is used as a powerful laxative and cathartic. The powdered extract is extremely bitter substance and a natural bitterant. Typical dosage is from 120 to 300 mg. Colocynth powder can be used externally in aloe with remarkable success against parasitic worms. The pulp can be used to fight intestinal disorders and as an enema.

Colocynth powder may be used as an all-natural substitute for chemical bitterants, such as denatonium benzoate or denatonium saccharide, and can be added to virtually any product.


Colocynth (HPLC): ≥98.0%
Appearance: Pale Green Powder
Moisture: ≤5.0%
Protein: ≤5.0%
Fat: ≤1.0%
Carbohydrate: ≤10.0%
Fiber: ≤2.0%
Amino Acids: ≤5.0%
Escherichia Coli presence: Negative
Salmonella SPS: Negative
Total Yeast and Mould: Negative

Colocynth is a lipophilic compound, which refers to the ability of a chemical compound to dissolve in fats, oils, lipids, and non-polar solvents such as hexane, toluene, DMSO, chloroform or methanol.

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