A SURVEY ON THERAPEUTIC UTILITY OF LUFFA ECHINATA ROXB. (Ethnomedicinal uses and Pharmacological activity)

Richa Dogar, S Yadav, B Nagori, K Mathur, M Goyal
2018 Indian Journal of Drugs   unpublished
The medicinal flora of Rajasthan speaks to a decent case of powerful coordination between medicinal cures, wellbeing and traditional curative practices. One such under investigated is Luffa echinata Roxb. (Cucurbitaceae) a spreading climbing herb of tremendous medicinal significance. The plant has an imperative part in prescription and general wellbeing. Luffa echinata is prominently known, as "Bindal" in Hindi is a slim herb having a place with the Cucurbitaceae family which develops generally
more » ... develops generally in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Writing overview from books and journals of traditional Indian medicine uncovered that Luffa echinata Roxb. has a great deal of restorative properties? Leaves, roots, fruits have been accounted for therapeutic movement. It is utilized as a solution for cure like Ulcer, Diabetes, Jaundice, Heaps, Skin sicknesses, enlargement of liver and spleen. The plant has been pharmacologically contemplated for different diseases and numerous logical examinations have been completed on this plant for investigating these conventional uses. In this manner, the present survey gives updated information on the photochemistry and pharmacological properties of fruits of Luffa echinata Roxb.