Answer: Momordica charantia is sometimes called balsam pear and it fits the description you've provided. It's an annual vining plant with deeply-lobed leaves and white, fringed flowers. The fruit is cylindrical with tapered ends, skin is ridged and warty, and the fruits contain scarlet-red seeds. I can't vouch for the safety or usefulness of the mixture you describe, but the plants are interesting if grown along a sunny wall or fence. A seed source might be a company specializing in herbs and rare seeds, such as Nichol's Garden Nursery, 1190 Old Salem Rd. NE, Albany, OR 97321.
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