Updated Review on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Pharmacological Studies of Coccinia Indica

  • Alagarraja M Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance, PGP College of Pharmaceutical Science & Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, India
  • Rasika T Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance, PGP College of Pharmaceutical Science & Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, India
  • Monika G Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance, PGP College of Pharmaceutical Science & Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, India
  • Rajesh R Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance, PGP College of Pharmaceutical Science & Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, India
  • Arunachalam G Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance, PGP College of Pharmaceutical Science & Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, India
  • Senthilkumar M.K Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance, PGP College of Pharmaceutical Science & Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, India
  • Sumathi M Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance, PGP College of Pharmaceutical Science & Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamilnadu, India
  • Rao KNV Department of Pharmacognosy, Nalanda College of Pharmacy, Nalgonda, Telangana State, India

Abstract

The present review highlights the Pharmacognosy, phytochemistry and pharmacological study of Coccinia indica. There are many patented formulations derived from Coccinia indica are now distributed increasingly all over the world. This has given rise to a concomitant increase in research on the phytochemical constituents and biological activity of Coccinia indica. It is belongs to Cucurbitaceae family and it’s widely used for hypoglycemic and antidiabetic activities in ayurvedic system of medicine. Mainly in its fruit had rich value of antidiabetic properties comparatively other parts of plant of coccinia Indica, but  the whole plant of Coccinia indica having pharmacological activities like analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiulcer, antidiabetic, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, antimalarial, antidyslipidemic, anticancer, antitussive, mutagenic. The purpose of review on particular plant is many traditional medicines in use are obtained from medicinal plants, minerals and organic matter. During the past several years, there has been increasing interest among the uses of various medicinal plants from the traditional system of medicine for the treatment of different ailments. Coccinia indica has been used in traditional medicine as a household remedy for various diseases.

Keywords: Coccinia Indica, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, hypoglycemic, antiulcer, antidiabetic, antioxidant, household remedy

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2017-01-10
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Alagarraja M, Rasika T, Monika G, Rajesh R, Arunachalam G, Senthilkumar M.K, Sumathi M, & Rao KNV. (2017). Updated Review on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Pharmacological Studies of Coccinia Indica. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 8(1), 54-58. Retrieved from https://pharmascope.org/index.php/ijrps/article/view/565
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