Citations with the tag: MOMORDICA
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- bitter gourd:.
Schlegel, Rolf H. J. // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding & Related Subjects; 2003, p448
A definition of the term "bitter gourd," which refers to Momordica charantia, is presented.
- BITTERGOURD BESTOWS BEST HEALTH.
Deepalatha // Woman's Era; Mar2012, p116
The article focuses on bittergourd, also called karela in Hindi, pavakkai in Tamil and kakarakaya in Telugu. The medicinal properties of bittergourd include antidotal, antipyretic and antibilious. Its varieties include Pusa Mausam, Arka hari, Pride of Surat and Satpura, among others. Ways to...
Deepalatha // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009); 2009, Issue 21, p1256
An encyclopedia entry for the medical term "karela," also known as bitter melon, is presented.
- bitter melon.
Deepalatha // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009); 2009, Issue 21, p273
An encyclopedia entry for "bitter melon" is presented.
Deepalatha // Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Feb2010, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p230
A correction to an article on proteins from Momordica spcies published in this issue is presented.
- Momordica charantia.
Deepalatha // Reactions Weekly; 8/21/2010, Issue 1315, p36
The article describes the case of a 40-year-old man who experienced gastric ulcer after drinking about half a liter of homemade Momordica charantia liquid extract for blood purification.
- ISOLATION OF PHYTOESTROGEN FROM MOMORDICA CHARANTIA SEEDS (BITTER MELON).
Patil, Sharanabasappa A.; Patil, Saraswati B.; Satyanarayan, N. D. // Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research; Feb2011, Vol. 9 Issue 1/2, p61
Momordica charantia Linn. has traditionally been used to induce the menstruation and abortions in women of Amazon and Brazil. Phenolphthalein isolated from the crude ethanol extract of M. charantia seeds has been recently identified as phytoestrogen. Its structure was elucidated using IR, 1H NMR...
- THE EVALUATION OF VARIABILITY INDUCED BY IN VITRO CULTURE ON MOMORDICA CHARNTIA, USING RAPD MARKERS.
Dorica, Botău; Sorina, Mihacea; Cerasela, Petolescu; Florina, Furdi; Gergen, I.; Monica, Hărmănescu // Bulletin of the University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary; 2008, Vol. 65 Issue 1/2, p312
In our researches we studied the callus growth at Momordica charantia L., in subcultures on Murashige-Skoog medium, under two combinations of growth regulators influence (AIA+Kin and BA+Kin), to select cell lines with high antioxidants content. The total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and total...
- Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Momordica Charantia in Sepsis Mice.
Che-Yi Chao; Ping-Jyun Sung; Wei-Hsien Wang; Yueh-Hsiung Kuo // Molecules; Aug2014, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p12777
Wild bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L. var. abbreviate Seringe), a common vegetable in Asia, is used in traditional medicine to treat various diseases, including inflammation. Extant literature indicates that wild bitter gourds have components that activate PPARÎ± and PPARÎ³. This...
Che-Yi Chao; Ping-Jyun Sung; Wei-Hsien Wang; Yueh-Hsiung Kuo // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary; 2005, p1164
A definition of the medical term karela is presented. The term refers to bitter melon The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided.
- BITTER GOURD: NEEDS ATTENTION.
VARMUDY, VIGNESHWARA // Facts For You; Apr2014, p41
The article presents information on bitter gourd. Topics discussed include health benefits of bitter gourd, cultivation of bitter gourd in India, and different varieties of bitter gourd. Also discussed are the nutritive value of bitter gourd, area and production of bitter gourd in top ten states...
- Momordica balsamina: A Medicinal and Neutraceutical Plant for Health care Management". Comments: Biotechnological Potential of M. balsamina Revealed.
Puri, Munish // Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Feb2010, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p229
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Momordica balsamina; a medicinal and neutraceutical plant for health care management," which appeared in a previous issue.
- EFFICACY OF METHYL EUGENOL AND CUE-LURE TRAPS FOR MONITORING MELON FRUIT FLY IN RELATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS IN BITTER GOURD.
Khan, Muhammad Ahsan; Gogi, Dildar Ahmad; Khaliq, Abdul; Subhani, Muhammad Nasir; Ali, Amjad // Journal of Agricultural Research; Dec2010, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p525
Methyle eugenol and cue-lure were evaluated for monitoring the population of melon fruit fly in bitter gourd fields during 2007 in district Faisalabad and Sahiwal. Cue-lure appeared as more effective and resulted in higher male catches of fruit flies (171.82/trap/week) as compared to methyl...
- Cyto-morphological evidence for segmental allopolyploid origin of Teasle gourd ( Momordica subangulata subsp. renigera).
Bharathi, L. K.; Vinod; Munshi, A. D.; Behera, T. K.; Shanti-Chandrashekaran; Kattukunnel, J. J.; Das, A. B.; Vishalnath // Euphytica; Nov2010, Vol. 176 Issue 1, p79
Teasle gourd [ Momordica subangulata Blume subsp. renigera (G. Don) de Wilde, 2 n = 56] exhibits morphological characters found in both M. dioica (2 n = 28) and M. cochinchinensis (2 n = 28). Morphological analysis of M. subangulata subsp. renigera suggests an allopolyploid origin. We present...
- Complete nucleotide sequences of a distinct bipartite begomovirus, bitter gourd yellow vein virus, infecting Momordica charantia.
Tahir, Muhammad; Haider, Muhammad Saleem; Briddon, Rob W. // Archives of Virology; Nov2010, Vol. 155 Issue 11, p1901
Momordica charantia ( Cucurbitaceae), a vegetable crop commonly cultivated throughout Pakistan, and begomoviruses, a serious threat to crop plants, are natives of tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Leaf samples of M. charantia with yellow vein symptoms typical of begomovirus...
- Effect of Momordica grosvenori on oxidative stress pathways in renal mitochondria of normal and alloxan-induced diabetic mice.
Fangfang Song; Xiangyang Qi; Weijun Chen; Wenbo Jia; Ping Yao; Nussler, Andreas; Xiufa Sun; Liegang Liu // European Journal of Nutrition; Mar2007, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p61
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetes and diabetic nephropathy. Momordica grosvenori (MG), a traditional medicinal herb used as substitute sugar for obese and diabetes, exhibits anti-oxidative activity in vitro. This study investigated the effect of MG on renal...
- Ribosome Inactivating Proteins (RIPs) from Momordica charantia for Anti Viral Therapy.
Puri, M.; Kaur, I.; Kanwar, R. K.; Gupta, R. C.; Chauhan, A.; Kanwar, J. R. // Current Molecular Medicine; Dec2009, Vol. 9 Issue 9, p1080
This review describes the nature and applications of ribosome inactivating proteins (RIPs) from Momordica charantia (bitter melon). RIPs from the plant kingdom have received much attention in biomedical research because they target conserved host protein synthesis machinery and show specificity...
- The Cucurbit Images (1515ï¿½1518) of the Villa Farnesina, Rome.
JANICK, JULES; PARIS, HARRY S. // Annals of Botany; Vol. 97 Issue 2, p165
ï¿½ Background The gorgeous frescoes organized by the master Renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio (1483ï¿½1520) and illustrating the heavenly adventures of Cupid and Psyche were painted between 1515 and 1518 to decorate the Roman villa (now known as the Villa Farnesina) of the wealthy...
- Uses of bottle gourd.
Damania, A. B. // Asian Agri-History; Jan-Mar2012, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p1
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Bottle gourd -- history, uses, and folklore," from volume 15, issue 4, of the journal, with focus given to the use of calabashes in Africa and the botanical name for bitter gourds.
- Antiimplantation activity of the ethanolic root extract of Momordica cymbalaria Fenzl in rats.
Koneri, Raju; Saraswati, C. D.; Balaraman, R.; Ajeesha, E. A. // Indian Journal of Pharmacology; Apr2007, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p90
Objective: To evaluate the antiimplantation activity of the ethanolic root extract of Momordica cymbalaria Fenzl. Materials and Methods: The acute oral toxicity study was performed according to the OPPTS guidelines. The ethanolic root extract was investigated for antiimplantation, estrogenic and...
- Molecular Characterization of a Galactose-Binding Lectin from Momordica charantia Seeds and Its Expression in Tobacco Cells.
Tanaka, H.; Toyama, J.; Akashi, R. // Asian Journal of Plant Sciences; 2009, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p544
This study examines the function and genetic structure of Momordica charantia lectin. A galactose-binding lectin (MCL1) was purified from M. charantia seeds. The MCL1 showed highest hemagglutinating activity toward human type-O(H) erythrocytes followed by A, B and Omh (para-Bombay phenotype,...
- Correction: strategies to improve palatability and increase consumption intentions for Momordica charantia (bitter melon): a vegetable commonly used for diabetes management.
Tanaka, H.; Toyama, J.; Akashi, R. // Nutrition Journal; 2014, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
A correction to the article "Strategies to Improve Palatability and Increase Consumption Intentions for Momordica Charantia (Bitter Melon): A Vegetable Commonly Used for Diabetes Management" by Laura S. Snee et al. that was published in a 2014 issue is presented.
- Extraction of Flavonoids from Bitter Melon.
Sing Pei Tan; Parks, Sophie E.; Stathopoulos, Costas E.; Roach, Paul D. // Food & Nutrition Sciences; Feb2014, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p458
Bitter melon, Momordica charantia L, is a popular traditional medicinal fruit in tropical and subtropical countries. It has been linked with therapeutic effects, some of which are likely due to its flavonoids. To determine its total flavonoid content (TFC) and to prepare extracts for use as...
- Trash it.
Sing Pei Tan; Parks, Sophie E.; Stathopoulos, Costas E.; Roach, Paul D. // India Today; 2/10/2014, p20
The article presents various developments in India as of February 2014, including the more than 2,000 stolen mobile phones in local trains and streets in Mumbai in 2013 and the scheduled launching of non-grape wines including those made of bitter gourd, kiwi and chikoo.
- Momordica charantia (Bitter melon).
Sing Pei Tan; Parks, Sophie E.; Stathopoulos, Costas E.; Roach, Paul D. // Alternative Medicine Review; Dec2007, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p360
The article offers information on Momordica charantia (MC) also known as bitter melon. The plant grows in tropical areas of the Amazon, East Africa and Asia and is used traditionally as both food and medicine. It states that the most well researched MC mechanism is its blood sugar lowering...
- ANTIFERTILITY ACTIVITY OF MOMORDICA CHARANTIA DESCOURT PULP AND SEED HYDROALCOHOLIC EXTRACT.
Jerald, Sheeja Edvin; Pandey, Ajeet; Bigoniya, Papiya; Singh, Shilpi // Journal of Applied Pharmacy; Oct2012, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p682
Momordica charantia Descourt (Cucurbetaceae) known as Karela is an extremely bitter vegetable, commonly found in India. M. charantia had reported anticancer, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, anti- inflammation and antioxidant properties. It is used as antifertility agent in folklore; however no...
- MULTIVARIATE ANALISYS OF SPECIES FROM CUCURBITACEAE FAMILY.
MLADENOVIĆ, Emina; BERENJI, Janoš; KRALJEVIĆ-BALALIĆ, Marija; ČUKANOVIĆ, Jelena; BLAGOJEVIĆ, Ivana // Genetika (0534-0012); 2012, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p227
Species from Cucurbitaceae family are not widely present in Serbia, although because of their morphological and decorative features deserve more attention. The aim of this paper was to study the morphological variability and usage of ten species of the Cucurbiataceae family. Based on genetic...
- In vitro induction of rat liver mitochondrial membrane permeability transition pore opening by solvent extracts of Momordica charantia leaves.
Ehigie, Adeola Folasade; Ehigie, Leonard Ona; Odediran, Samuel Akintunde; Afolabi, Olusegun Kayode; Adedosu, Olaniyi Temitope; Olorunsogo, Olufunso Olabode // Biokemistri; 8/31/2013, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p52
Alteration of mitochondrial functions such as permeability transition (PT), a process associated with the uncoupling of oxidative phosphorylation, has been found to play a vital role in the apoptotic process induced by certain anti-cancer agents. When triggered, PT facilitates the release of...
- In Search of the Best Native Pollinators for Bitter Gourd (Momorclicu charcintia L.) Pollination in Multan, Pakistan.
Saeed, Shafqat; Malik, Saeed A.; Dad, Khaliq; Sajjad, Asif; Ali, Mudssar // Pakistan Journal of Zoology; 2012, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p1633
In order to assess the pollinator community and the best native pollinators for bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L., Cucurbitaceae), an experiment was performed at the Vegetable Research Station in Multan. Pakistan. We measured the abundance of pollinators, their diurnal and seasonal dynamics...
- Long-chain free fatty acids from Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng flowers as allelochemical influencing the attraction of Aulacophora foveicollis Lucas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
MUKHERJEE, A.; BARIK, A. // Allelopathy Journal; Apr2014, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p255
Extraction, thin layer chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng (Cucurbitaceae) flowers revealed 13 free fatty acids, and a single flower indicated presence of 364.70 Â± 0.04 Î¼g free fatty acids. Myristic and tridecanoic acids were the...
- Purification and Characterization of a Novel Peroxidase from Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia).
Fatima, Aiman; Husain, Qayyum // Protein & Peptide Letters; May2008, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p377
Peroxidase from bitter gourd was purified by three step purification scheme; ammonium sulphate fractionation, gel filtration and affinity chromatography. The enzyme was purified 42 fold with the retention of 67% of the initial activity. The enzyme exhibited its maximum activity at pH 5.6 and 40...
- Momordica charantia.
Fatima, Aiman; Husain, Qayyum // Reactions Weekly; 5/29/2010, Issue 1303, p26
The article describes the case of a 22-year-old man who developed atrial fibrillation after receiving momordica charantia.
- Evaluation of antiasthmatic activity of various extracts of Momordica Dioica roxb. willd fruit pulp.
Maharudra S. Rakh; Sanjay R. Chaudhari // Journal of Pharmacy Research; Oct2010, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p2396
In the present study Momordica dioica Roxb Willd (Cucurbitaceae) fruit pulp was successively extracted with petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, methanol and maceration with water. All extracts were vacuum dried to yield the respective extracts. These various extracts of Momordica dioica fruit pulp...
- In vitro and in vivo evaluation of immunomodulatory activity of methanol extract of Momordica charantia fruits.
Juvekar, Archana Ramesh; Hule, Amolkumar Kisanrao; Sakat, Sachin Sridhar; Chaughule, Vivek Avinash // Drug Invention Today; Dec2009, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p89
The fruits of Momordica charantia have been traditionally used in India and other Asian countries. The methanol extract of Momordica charantia fruits (MCM) was evaluated for immunomodulatory activity using in vitro and in vivo methodologies. Effect of extract was evaluated at various...
- Strategies to improve palatability and increase consumption intentions for Momordica charantia (bitter melon): A vegetable commonly used for diabetes management.
Juvekar, Archana Ramesh; Hule, Amolkumar Kisanrao; Sakat, Sachin Sridhar; Chaughule, Vivek Avinash // Nutrition Journal; 2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p78
The article focuses on a study, that aims to develop bitter melon recipes, along with testing their palatability and acceptability in healthy individuals. It is concluded that offering positive health information can lead to a change in the intent to consume bitter melon dishes, despite mixed...
- Standardization of Seed Hydro-priming Duration in Bitter Gourd, Momordica Charantia L.
Mehta, D. K.; Kanwar, H. S.; Thakur, A. K.; Thakur, Seema; Thakur, K. S. // International Journal of Bio-Resource & Stress Management; 2014, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p098
Presowing seed priming helps to improve germination and stand establishment. However, before priming the seeds, it is important to establish the safe limits of priming durations. The present study was therefore carried out to standardize seed priming durations for bitter gourd (Momordica...
- Structure Identification of Triacylglycerols in the Seed Oil of Momordica Charantia L. Var. Abbreviata Ser.
Wei-chang Fu; Xiao-hong Gu; Guan-jun Tao; Jian Tang; Zai-liang Jiang // Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS); Jan2009, Vol. 86 Issue 1, p33
Triacylglycerols (TGs) in the seed oil of Momordica charantia L. var. abbreviata Ser. (MCV) were separated by non-aqueous reversed-phase (NARP)-HPLC. Many of the TGs contain two different fatty acyl chains, such as palmitic (P), stearic (S), oleic (O), linoleic (L), and conjugated linolenic acid...
- Purification and Characterization of Anti-H Lectin from the Seed of Momordica charantia and the Inter-Specific Differences of Hemagglutinating Activity in Cucurbitaceae.
Toyama, J.; Tanaka, H.; Horie, A.; Uchiyama, T.; Akashi, R. // Asian Journal of Plant Sciences; 2008, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p647
Thirteen Cucurbitaceae species have been investigated for anti-H activity of seed lectins. The lectin was extracted from seed powder and concentrated by ethanol precipitation method. Momordica charantia, Trichosanthes kirilowii, T. cucumeroides and T. bracteata had potent hemagglutinating (HA)...
- Momordica balsamina: A Medicinal and Neutraceutical Plant for Health Care Management.
Thakur, Gulab Singh; Bag, Manoranjan; Sanodiya, Bhagwan S.; Bhadauriya, Pratiksha; Debnath, Mousumi; Prasad, G. B. K. S.; Bisen, P. S. // Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Nov2009, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p667
Momordica balsamina, African pumpkin (Cucurbitaceae), is a tendril-bearing, wild climber containing wide spectrum of medicinal and nutritional values and has been used as a traditional folk medicine in many countries. The leaves, fruits, seeds, and bark of the plant contain resins, alkaloids,...
- Pollen Cryopreservation Feasibility Studies in Momordica doica and M. sahyadrica.
Rajasekharan, P. E.; Bhaskaran, Sunitha; John, Joseph; Antony, V. T. // IUP Journal of Genetics & Evolution; Nov2010, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p53
The article presents a feasibility study of cryogenic storage of two species of Momordica pollen, M. dioica and M. sahyadrica and the viability status. It shows that after cryogenic storage in various proportions of pollen grains from different Momordica species can be recovered. Moreover, the...
- In Vitro Multiplication and Conservation of Wild Momordica sahyadrica.
Rajasekharan, P. E.; Bhaskaran, Sunitha; John, K. Joseph; Koshy, Eapen P.; Antony, V. T. // IUP Journal of Biotechnology; Mar2012, p50
The present investigation outlines the in vitro propagation and conservation of Momordica sahyadrica species. The explants from in vitro grown seedling were cultured on modified MS medium. Shoot differentiation was obtained on MS medium supplemented with BAP. Shoot as well as root...
- A novel herbal formulation in the management of diabetes.
Bhujbal, Santosh S.; Hadawale, Sunita S.; Kulkarni, Parag A.; Bidkar, Jayant S.; Thatte, Vidya A.; Providencia, Clarine A.; Yeola, Rupesh R. // International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation; Oct2011, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p222
Background and Aim: Momordica charantia Linn. is traditionally used as a medicine for diabetes. The present investigation was aimed to formulate and evaluate transdermal patches of Momordica charantia Linn. Materials and Methods: The transdermal films containing the herbal drug component...
- Bitter gourd juice destroys pancreatic cancer cells.
Bhujbal, Santosh S.; Hadawale, Sunita S.; Kulkarni, Parag A.; Bidkar, Jayant S.; Thatte, Vidya A.; Providencia, Clarine A.; Yeola, Rupesh R. // Filipino Post; 3/28/2013, p7
The article offers information on the effectiveness of bitter gourd juice in killing pancreatic cancer cells, as indicated in the results of a University of Colorado cancer study that was published in the journal "Carcinogenesis" in March 2013.
- Studies on the Volatile Oils of Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae) and Phyllanthus amarus Sch. et Thonn (Euphorbiaceae).
Moronkola, Dorcas O.; Ogunwande, Isiaka A.; Oyewole, Isaac O.; Başer, K. Husnu Can; Ozek, Temel; Ozek, Gulmira // Journal of Essential Oil Research; Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p393
The oils obtained from the aerial shrubs of Momordica charantia L. and Phyllanthus amarus Sch. et Thonn from Nigeria, were analyzed for their constituents by means of gas chromatography (CC) and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (Cc/MS). Sixty-three different compounds, amounting...
- An experimental evaluation of the antidiabetic and antilipidemic properties of a standardized Momordica charantia fruit extract.
Fernandes, Nafisa PC; Lagishetty, Chakradhar V; Panda, Vandana S; Naik, Suresh R // BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine; 2007, Vol. 7, p29
Background: The MCE, Momordica charantia fruit extract Linn. (Cucurbitaceae) have been documented to elicit hypoglycemic activity on various occasions. However, due to lack of standardization of these extracts, their efficacy remains questionable. The present study was undertaken by selecting a...
- EFFECT OF ANTI DIABETIC POWDER (FENUGREEK LEAVES + BITTER GOURD) AND GREEN TEA ON BLOOD SUGAR STATUS OF DIABETIC PATIENT.
G. JADEJA; R. KATWALA // Journal of Cell & Tissue Research; 2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p3125
Diabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes - is a group of metabolic disease in which a person has high blood sugar, because the body does not produce enough insulin. The present study was planned to perform in three parts to fulfill the objectives that is prevalence rate of type-2...
- Antisalmonella Activity of Selected Medicinal Plants.
Pasha, Chand; Sayeed, Shaik; Ali, Md. Sadath; Khan, Md. Ziaullah // Turkish Journal of Biology; 2009, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p59
Antisalmonella activity of some important plants in the Ayurvedic system of traditional medicine used in India to treat enteric diseases was screened. The aqueous and methanol extracts of 47 medicinal plants were studied for their antibacterial activity against pathogenic Salmonella typhi,...
- Inheritance of Gynoecism in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.).
Ram, Dangar; Kumar, Sanjeet; Singh, Major; Rai, Mathura; Kalloo, Gautam // Journal of Heredity; May/Jun2006, Vol. 97 Issue 3, p294
The inheritance of sex expression in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and other cucurbits is well documented; however, the genetics of female sex (gynoecism) expression in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) has not been described. Inheritance of gynoecism in bitter gourd was studied in a 100%...
- Anti-diarrhoeal activity of fruit extract of Momordica cymbalaria.
Swamy, B. M. Vrushabendra; Jayaveera, K. N.; Reddy, K. Ravindra; Bharathi, T. // Internet Journal of Pharmacology; 2008, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p7
A study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of methanolic extract of the fruit of Momordica cymbalaria Hook F (MEMC) against several experimental models of diarrhoea in rats. MEMC treated animal's showed significant inhibitory effect against castor-oil induced diarrhea and PGE2 induced...
- A Review on the Medicinally Important Plants of the Family Cucurbitaceae.
Dhiman, K.; Gupta, A.; Sharma, D. K.; Gill, N. S.; Goyal, A. // Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 2012, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p16
The family Cucurbitaceae includes a large group of plants which are medicinally valuable. It is a family of about 130 genera and about 800 species. Seeds or fruit parts of some cucurbits are reported to possess purgatives, emetics and antihelmintics properties due to the secondary metabolite...