Pawan N. Karwa, Krushna K. Zhambare, Pooja B. Rathod, Pallavi S. Shinde
Mr. Pawan N. Karwa1*, Mr. Krushna K. Zhambare2, Miss. Pooja B. Rathod1, Miss Pallavi S. Shinde
1Student, Gurukrupa Institute of Pharmacy (DEGREE), Near Chatrapatthi Sugar Factory, NH- 222 Gadi Road, Majalgaon - 431131, Maharashtra.
2SBSPM’S B - Pharmacy College, Ambajogai-431517, Maharashtra.
Volume - 13,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2021
The use of the herbal medicine to cure any ailment or disease has along background. It is a mythological belief among the people to use the herb as a source of medicine. The use of herb was done more in the ancient time. Currently the demand of the society is to get a drug for their disease which must show quick action but on the conrary it must have no or very less side efects. So there have been various studies over the different plants which shows the different pharmacological actions. Amongthse one is the ethno medicinally important plants called Cocciniagrandisbelonging to the family Cucurbitaceae. It is a dioecious, perennial and herbaceous climber possessing with the glabrous stems and tuberous roots. Traditionally its various parts are beneficial in folklore medicine for various purposes. Inan view to describe the varius medicinal significance of the plant this review is an effort to compile all the information reported on its ethnobotanical, phytochemical and pharmacological activities. Also, this work attempts readers to get the knowledge regarding the potential in preventing and treating several common diseases. Many pharmacological studies have reported the ability of this plant to exhibit analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiulcer, antidiabetic, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, antidyslipidemic, anticancer, antitussive activities.
Cite this article:
Pawan N. Karwa, Krushna K. Zhambare, Pooja B. Rathod, Pallavi S. Shinde. Cocciniagrandis: A Mini Review. Res. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochem. 2021; 13(1):27-32. doi: 10.5958/0975-4385.2021.00005.4
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