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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 5
First page : ( 2553) Last page : ( 2558)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00429.3

Review article on Luffa acutangula (L) Roxb

Yasmin A.1,*, Dr. Bharathi R Vijaya2, Dr. Radha R3

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Madras Medical College, Chennai

2Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, Madras Medical College, Chennai

3Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, Madras Medical College, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: yasminam94@gmail.com

Online published on 8 August, 2019.

Abstract

Luffa acutangula (L) Roxb (Family: Cucurbitaceae) is commonly known as Ridge gourd. It is a widely growing vegetative climber. This plant is valuable for antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, abortifacient, anti-tumour, antiulcer, antibacterial, ameliorative, antiproliferative, antiangiogenic, antidiabetic, cytotoxic, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory and larvicidal effect. This present review is focused on the pharmacognostical characters like scientific classification, vernacular name, chemical constituents, nutritional value and the plant potential in biological activity. This review will be more useful for student further research.

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Keywords

Luffa acutangula, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology.

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