AN UPDATED PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF COCCINIA INDICA (WIGHT & ARN.)Abstract
Traditional system of medicine consists of large number of plants with various medicinal and pharmacological importances and hence represents a priceless tank of new bioactive molecules. Coccinia indica belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. It is a rapidly growing, perennial climber or trailing vine. Traditionally different parts of this plant namely the roots, leaves and fruits are used in folklore medicine for several purposes like jaundice, diabetes, wound healing, ulcers, stomach ache, skin disease, fever, asthma, cough. The leaf and its constituents have been reported to possess anthelmintic activity, antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activity, antimicrobial activity, antihyper-glycemic activity, hepatoproetcective activity. This review provides adequate information to develop suitable therapeutics out of these plant parts.
M. Kumar*, S. Alok, D. K. Chanchal, R. K. Bijauliya, R. D. Yadav and M. Sabharwal
Department of Pharmacognosy , Institute of Pharmacy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
04 April, 2017
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01 February, 2018