Author(s): Manoj S. Pagare, Leena Patil, Vilasrao J. Kadam

Email(s): mpagare21@yahoo.com

DOI: Not Available

Address: Manoj S. Pagare*, Dr. (Mrs.) Leena Patil and Dr. Vilasrao J. Kadam
Department of Pharmacology, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Sector 8, C.B.D., Belapur, Navi Mumbai 400614, Maharashtra, India.
Corresponding author

Published In:   Volume - 4,      Issue - 12,     Year - 2011


ABSTRACT:
The present review gives information about the natural herb, Benincasa hispida (Ash gourd, Family: Cucurbitaceae), its traditional medicinal value and proven pharmacological activities. Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn, is best suited to the moderately dry areas of the lowland tropics and relatively drought-tolerant. It is a large climbing or trailing herb with stout hispid stems. Fruits are 30 to 45 cm long broadly, cylindric, not ribbed hairy, ultimately covered with a waxy bloom. Phytochemical review indicates the presence of triterpenes: alnusenol, multiflorenol, isomultiflorenol; flavone: iso-vitexin; and sterols: lupeol, lupeol acetate, and beta-sitosterol. Most of the peoples usually take its fruits as vegetable. All parts of the fruit can be used as medicine. Fruits of this plant are traditionally used as a laxative, diuretic, tonic, aphrodisiac, cardiotonic, and also in cases of jaundice, dyspepsia, urinary calculi, blood disease, insanity, epilepsy, fever, and menstrual disorders.


Cite this article:
Manoj S. Pagare, Leena Patil, Vilasrao J. Kadam. Benincasa hispida: A Natural medicine. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 4(12): Dec. 2011; Page 1941-1944.


Recomonded Articles:

Author(s): Nimbalkar V.V., Pansare P.M., Nishane B.B.

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00310.8         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Umesh Kumar, Rakesh Narang, Surendra Kumar Nayak, Sachin Kumar Singh, Vivek Gupta

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00425.5         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Amurdhavani. B.S

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00299.7         Access: Closed Access Read More

Author(s): Ravindranath S. Misal, Vishawas R. Potphode, Vijay R. Mahajan

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00218.9         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Niharika, Navneet Verma

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00182.7         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Rakhi Mehra, Renu Makhija, Neera Vyas

DOI: Not Available         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): A. S. K. Sankar, B. Datchayani, N. Balakumaran, Mohammed Rilwan, R. Subaranjani

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00047.6         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Jino Elsa Thomas, Usha Y Nayak*, Jagadish PC, Koteshwara KB

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00007.5         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): R. Narayana Charyulu, P. Parvathy Devi, Jobin Jose, A. Veena Shetty

DOI: Not Available         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): G. Bhavani, R. Navaneethan

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00269.4         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Karishma Ravinthar, Jayalakshmi

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00148.8         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Amina Mehrin Bano, Vishnupriya. V, Gayathri. R

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00171.2         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): P.Maheshwari, D.Pavithra, Neethu.T.T, T.S. Shanmugarajan, P. Shanmugasundaram

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00011.7         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Bhawna Goyal, Sunil Agrawal, B.S. Sohi, Ayush Dogra

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00176.1         Access: Open Access Read More

Author(s): Aadil Ahamed.S, Dhanraj. M

DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00169.X         Access: Open Access Read More

Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology (RJPT) is an international, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal.... Read more >>>

RNI: CHHENG00387/33/1/2008-TC                     
DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X 

0.38
2018CiteScore
 
56th percentile
Powered by  Scopus


SCImago Journal & Country Rank


Recent Articles




Tags