Trichosanthes dioica Roxb.: An overview

@inproceedings{Kumar2011TrichosanthesDR,
  title={Trichosanthes dioica Roxb.: An overview},
  author={N. Vimal Raj Kumar and Satyendra Singh and Manvi and Rajiv Gupta},
  booktitle={Pharmacognosy reviews},
  year={2011}
}
Trichosanthes, a genus of family Cucurbitaceae, is an annual or perennial herb distributed in tropical Asia and Australia. Pointed gourd (Trichosanthes dioica Roxb.) is known by a common name of parwal and is cultivated mainly as a vegetable. Juice of leaves of T. dioica is used as tonic, febrifuge, in edema, alopecia, and in subacute cases of enlargement of liver. In Charaka Samhita, leaves and fruits find mention for treating alcoholism and jaundice. A lot of pharmacological work has been… CONTINUE READING
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