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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 281-287
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.034


A Brief Review on Bitter Apple - Pharmacological Activities
Rashmi Sagar and V.K. Dumka
Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141001, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Present review article reveals the importance of Bitter Apple belonging to the species Citrullus colocynthis, distributed in India and other parts of the world; this extensive research information on this species is highly significant for future researchers worldwide. As per Ayurveda and Siddha system of medicine it is Tikta-rasam, ushna-veeryam and katuvipakam and used as purgative, diuretic, lagu, kapharam and abortifacient. Fruit is bitter, pungent and used as purgative, anthelmintic, antipyretic, carminative, cures tumors, leucoderma, ulcers, asthma, etc. Root is useful in jaundice, ascites, urinary disease, rheumatism. In this article pharmacological and biological activity, inputs have been extensively recorded and discussed.


Keywords: Bitter apple, Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. (Cucurbitaceae)
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Rashmi Sagar and Dumka, V.K. 2018. A Brief Review on Bitter Apple - Pharmacological Activities.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 281-287. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.034