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  Trichosanthes cucumerina: A Medicinally Important Plant
   

In field of herbal medicines, India with its great biodiversity has a tremendous potential and advantage. On earth there is large number of herbs which lies unexplored in the field of medicine or Science. One such plant is Trichosanthes cucumerina whose common names are snake gourd, viper gourd, snake tomato or long tomato and its fruit is usually consumed as a vegetable due to its good nutritional value. Main constituents of this plant are flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic compounds. Trichosanthes cucumerina has an important place in the Ayurvedic and Siddha system of medicine due to its various medicinal and therapeutic values like antibacterial, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, cytotoxic, anti inflammatory, larvicidal effects. The present review enlightened hidden medicinal values of this plant.

Date: 15, Sep 2012 Posted By: admin
   
 
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