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Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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Evidence Based Ethnopharmacological Uses of Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerina (L.) Haines.,(Cucurbitaceae) by Gond tribe of Gondia District of Maharashtra State, India



Address:   V J Tiwari
P G Department of Botany, J M Patel College, Bhandara 441 904, Maharashtra State, India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0975-4385.2016.00031.5

ABSTRACT:
The ethnopharmacological survey of Gond Tribe of Gondia district of Maharashtra State reveals that seeds of Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerina (TCC) are used to cure tonsillitis and fever. In order to establish rationale behind ethnopharmacological uses a comprehensive survey of literature on reports of ethnomedicinal, phytochemical and pharmacological work was conducted. Ethno medicinal uses were corroborated with chemical and biological activities. An attempt is made to check authenticity and validity of herbal drug on the basis of reported research work.
KEYWORDS:
Ethnopharmacology, Gond Tribe, Trichosanthes cucumerina, Evidence, Validity.
Cite:
V J Tiwari. Evidence Based Ethnopharmacological Uses of Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerina (L.) Haines.,(Cucurbitaceae) by Gond tribe of Gondia District of Maharashtra State, India. Res. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochem. 2016; 8(4): 209-216.
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