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  AN UPDATED REVIEW OF Ecballium elaterium
   

Ecballium elaterium is commonly known as squirting cucumber and it belongs to Cucurbitaceae family. The plant has been used in traditional medication for the treatment of many diseases.Various studies have been conducted on the plant extracts of Ecballium elaterium. This plant contains cucurbitacins, triterpenoids, phytomelin, leucoanthocyanins, and tannins, especially in fruits. It has been reported that the plant possesses anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antimicrobial, abortifacient, cathartic and purgative activities. Though very less work has been done on the plant to approve its folk uses, the current study is therefore carried out to provide information about the plant and its uses till date.



Date: 13, Nov 2013 Posted By: admin
   
 
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