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A review on Phytochemical analysis of Momordica charantia

  title={A review on Phytochemical analysis of Momordica charantia},
  author={Prarthna Daniel and Ujjwala Supe},
Momordica charantia commonly known as bitter melon/gourd, a member of Cucarbitaceae, is a slender, tendril climbing, annual vine. Bitter melon is a common food in tropics and is widely used as medicinal plants in countries like India, Brazil, China, Africa etc. In M. charantia primary metabolites are common sugars, proteins and chlorophyll while secondary metabolites are alkaloids, flavonoids, tanins, saponins, disogenin, proteins, calcium, copper etc. Secondary metabolites are responsible for… 

Comparative Phytochemical Constituents Evaluation from the Fruit Extracts of Momordica charantia L. and Momordica dioica Roxb

The present study confirms the wild relationship of Momordica charantia andMomordica dioica, which can be further explored to the comparative biological activity for further confirmation.

Phenolic Profile and Biological Properties of Momordica charantia

M. charantia is an important medicinal plant belongs to family cucurbitaceae. It originates from India, Malasiya and is widely spread all over tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions of the

Three Selected Edible Crops of the Genus Momordica as Potential Sources of Phytochemicals: Biochemical, Nutritional, and Medicinal Values

The biochemical, nutritional, and medicinal values of three Momordica species (M. charantia, M. foetida and M. balsamina) are summarized as promising and innovative sources of natural bioactive compounds for future pharmaceutical usage.

Three Selected Edible Crops of the Genus Momordica as a Potential Source of Phytochemicals: From Production to Pharmaceutical Usage

: Momordica species (Family Cucurbitaceae) are cultivated throughout the world for their edible fruits, leaves, shoots and seeds. Among the species of the genus Momordica, there are three selected

A comprehensive review on bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) as a gold mine of functional bioactive components for therapeutic foods

Bitter gourd is a tropical wine grown mainly in India, China and South East Asia. The plant is cultivated mainly for its fruit part which is edible. Bitter gourd is unaccepted widely due to its

GC-MS Analysis of Momordica charantia and Momordica dioica Fruit and Root Methanolic Extracts

The GC-MS analysis of the methanolic extract revealed the presence of many similar major compound like plamictic acid with antidiabetic property identified in both fruit and root methanol extracts of Momordica charantia andMomordica dioica, which forms a basis for the biological characterization and importance of the compounds identified.

A comparative Quantitative study on Momordin in the fruit and leave extracts of two different cultivars of Momordicacharantia Linn

Momordica charantia, is widely used as a medicinal plant. Studies have revealed that they contain an array of biologically active proteins like momordin which act as anti-tumor, anti-diabetic, and


Diabetes mellitus is among the most common disorder in developed and developing countries, and the disease is increasing rapidly in most parts of the world. It has been estimated that up to one-third

Comparative Analysis of Metabolite Profiling of Momordica charantia Leaf and the Anti-Obesity Effect through Regulating Lipid Metabolism

Results indicate that MCLW has an inhibitory effect on obese induced by high fat diet intake, and the mechanism may be related to the regulation of abnormal lipid metabolism in liver and adipose tissue, suggesting that M CLW may be a suitable candidate for the treatment of obesity.



Bio-active compounds of bitter melon genotypes (Momordica charantia L.) in relation to their physiological functions

Bitter Melon is a good source of phenolic compounds that may be applied in many food systems to enhance food values and special nutritional qualities and further studies will be needed using more genetically diverse varieties to pin point the bioactive and functional compounds and their physiological properties.


The work reports the chemical evaluation, nutritional and flavouring properties of Ocimum gratissimum, Pengularia extensa and Tetrapleura tetraptera. The spices contain crude protein (7.44%-17.50%),

Medicinal Uses and Molecular Identification of TwoMomordica charantia Varieties – a review

Investigation of the traditional uses of Momordica charantia in India revealed that it is one of the most important plant for ethnobotanical practices and Ethnobotanical uses of this plant in India suggest thatit is capable of lowering blood glucose level in diabetic patients.

Anti-diabetic properties and phytochemistry of Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae).

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Plant cell elicitation for production of secondary metabolites: A review

The classification of elicitors, their mechanism of action, and applications for the production of phyto-pharmaceuticals from medicinal plants are discussed.

Effect of jasmonic acid and aluminium on production of tropane alkaloids in hairy root cultures of Brugmansia candida

Hairy root cultures of Brugmansia candida (Solanaceae), a South American plant which produces scopolamine and hyoscyamine, were exposed to different elicitors (jasmonic acid (JA) and aluminum