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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2016, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 209) Last page : ( 216)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2016.00031.5

Evidence Based Ethnopharmacological Uses of Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerina (L.) Haines., (Cucurbitaceae) by Gond tribe of Gondia District of Maharashtra State, India

Tiwari V J*

P G, Department of Botany, J M Patel College, Bhandara, 441 904, Maharashtra State, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vijaysstiwari@gmail.com

Online published on 2 February, 2017.

Abstract

The ethnopharmacological survey of Gond Tribe of Gondia district of Maharashtra State reveals that seeds of Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerina (TCC) are used to cure tonsillitis and fever. In order to establish rationale behind ethnopharmacological uses a comprehensive survey of literature on reports of ethnomedicinal, phytochemical and pharmacological work was conducted. Ethno medicinal uses were corroborated with chemical and biological activities. An attempt is made to check authenticity and validity of herbal drug on the basis of reported research work.

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Keywords

Ethnopharmacology, Gond Tribe, Trichosanthes cucumerina, Evidence, Validity.

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