Saturday , 20 October 2018

Phytochemical and Pharmacological Properties of Coccinia Indica- A Review

Kumar Manish*, Mazumder Avijit, Chakraborthy G.S, Singh Aniruddh Pratap, Kushwaha Kumar Ashish
Pharmacy Institute, Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology, 19, Knowledge Park, Institutional Area, Greater Noida- 201306, Utter Pradesh, India.

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Many traditional medicines in use are obtained from medicinal plant, mineral, and organic matter. Herbal medicine has become a popular form of alternative medicine in different countries. During past several years, there has been   increasing interest among the use of various medicinal plants from traditional system of medicine for treatment. There is a misconception that herbal medicines are safe for health but there are some risky sides of them too. So we need to learn which herbal medicines are referring for use. Coccinia indica is one of the herbal plant which is used for several diseases. Coccinia indica has been used in traditional medicine as a household remedy for various diseases. The whole plant of Coccinia indica, leaves, fruits, flowers, root having various pharmacological activities like analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiulcer, antidiabetic, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, antimalarial, antidyslipidemic, anticancer, antitussive, mutagenic, antistress, antipyretic, antifungal, anthelmintic. The present review gives botany, chemical constituents and pharmacological activities of Coccinia indica.

Keywords: Coccinia indica, Pharmacological, Medicine, Traditional.

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