Therapeutic Potential and Pharmaceutical Applications of Cucurbita

Author(s): Rishabha Malviya*, Akanksha Sharma

Journal Name: Current Nutrition & Food Science

Volume 17 , Issue 4 , 2021


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Abstract:

Aim: The present review aims to discuss the therapeutic potential and pharmaceutical applications of the Cucurbita plant.

Methods: Various search engines such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, Google Scholar, Google Patents, etc. were used for the literature survey.

Discussion: During the literature survey, it was observed that different parts of the Cucurbita species have significant therapeutic effects against disease conditions. They have antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antiulcer, antidiabetic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, etc., activities. Studies also showed that various pharmaceutical formulations have been prepared for the delivery of therapeutic active ingredients of cucurbits. A list of patents based on pharmaceutical formulations and therapeutic activity has also been included in the manuscript.

Conclusion: It can be concluded from the findings that Cucurbita has significant therapeutic potential, clinical effects and can be used to treat various diseases.

Keywords: Herbal therapeutics, Cucurbita species, pharmaceutical application, therapeutic potential, drug delivery, plant extract.

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