A complete review on a complete medicinal plant: Cucurbita
Keywords:Pumpkin, Cucurbita, Phytoconstituents, Anti-Cancer, Anti Diabetic, Anti-Ulcer activity
Cucurbita is a best source of potassium and beta-carotene, which is a carotenoid that converts to vitamin A. The medicinal plant has many major secondary metabolites, triterpenoids, diterpene, Cucurbita glycosides, cucurbitosides, carotenoids etc. Number of pharmacological reaches has done to report hepatoprotection, inhibit benign prostatic hyperplasia, antioxidant, anticancer, antimicrobial, antiinflamatory, antidiabetic, and antiulcer activities of Cucurbita. It has more therapeutic potential. Our review article focusses to give compilation of Origin, Nomenclature, History, cultivation, various names, various species, composition and pharmacological uses. This article can give potential research areas to explore next, and to formulate new formulation in allopathy and some traditional medicine system.
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