Raje VN, Yadav AV, Shelar PA
Raje VN1*, Yadav AV2, Shelar PA2
1Gorishankar Education society’s College of Pharmacy (D. Pharm) Limb, Satara, India-415015.
2Gourishankar Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Limb, Satara, India-415015.
Volume - 5,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2013
Coccinia indica belonging to family Cucurbitaceae is distributed all over India, it is commonly known as Ivy gourd and the leaves, roots, fruits and bark has been used for various disorders in traditional and folk medicine. The plant is used as cathartic, antispasmodic, expectorant, etc. The leaves are used as anthelmintic, antispasmodic, expectorant, and antiulcer. Fruits are used as laxative, antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, antileprotic. Roots are used as cathartic, antiarthritic, hypoglycemic.
The plant is known to possess various active constituents like steroids, alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, tannins and Phenolic compounds. The plant is screened for hepatoprotective, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiulcerogenic activity. The present review is therefore, an effort to give a detailed survey of the literature on the microscopical, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Coccinia indica.
This review supports all updated information on its phytochemical and pharmacological activities, traditional uses and scientific approach. Coccinia indica is one of the most important controversial and effective natural origin that has a tremendous future for research. The plant part contains important constituents and has been widely used for the treatment of large number of human ailments. The applicability of Coccinia indica is hidden and thus such things should be overcome through modern scientific concepts.
Cite this article:
Raje VN, Yadav AV, Shelar PA. Coccinia indica- A Phytopharmacological Review.. Research J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2013; 5(1): 9-14.