Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension

Volume: 2

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Phytotherapy has the potential to give patients long term benefits with less or no side effects. This is the second volume of the series. This volume brings 11 chapters that cover updates on general ...
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Monograph on Coccinia indica Wight and Arn

Pp. 235-257 (23)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681081618116020015

Author(s): P. Senthamil Selvan, E. Sanmuga Priya, T. Dhanam


Coccinia indica Wight and Arn (CI) is a plant belonging to Cucurbitaceae family. Most of the plant parts of CI are used in traditional system of medicine in India. CI has been demonstrated to exhibit several pharmacological properties including antidiabetic, antioxidant, antimirobial, antidyslipidemic, anthelmintic, antiinflammatory, analgesic antipyretic, hepatoprotective, ovicidal, wound healing, antitussive, anticancer and antilithiatic activities.The health benefits of CIare mainly attributed to the various phytoconstituents such as cryptoxanthin, cucurbitacin, taraxerone, lupeol, taraxerol, xyloglucan, sitosterol, heptacosane, beta amyrin and beta amyrin acetate. This chapter discusses the pharmacological and phytochemical properties of this plant.


Coccinia indica, pharmacology, phytochemistry.