Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17812/blj2015.32.18

Research Article:




Chinmay D. Deshmukh1*, Anurekha Jain2, Mukul S.Tambe3

1 Centre for Research and Development, Pacific University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India,
2B. R. Nahata College of Pharmacy, Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, India,
3Department of Pharmacology, MAEER’S Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy, Kothrud, Pune, India.

*Email: desh_chin2253@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Citrullus lanatus Thunb (Family: Cucurbitaceae) is a medicinal plant widely used traditionally in the treatment of various disorders in world. The phytochemical evaluation of plant showed presence of carbohydrate, alkaloids, steroids, saponins, glycoside, flavonoids, tannins and phenolic compounds. The plant also showed presence of vitamins, amino acids, proteins, minerals and fat. The plant has been extensively studied by various scientist and researchers for its pharmacological activities and therapeutic approaches such as antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiulcer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective, analgesic, laxative, antigiardial, hepatoprotective, against prostetic hyperplasia and atherosclerosis. The present review is an effort to provide detailed information of its uses, chemical composition, pharmacological activities of extract and its isolated compounds and safety profile of Citrullus lanatus for further research.

Keywords: Citrullus lanatus, Cucurbitaceae, Citrulline, Giardiasis



Published online 21st May, 2015
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How to Cite this Article:

Chinmay D. Deshmukh, Anurekha Jain, Mukul S. Tambe (2015). Phytochemical and Pharmacological profile of Citrullus lanatus (THUNB). Biolife, 3(2), pp 483-488. doi:10.17812/blj2015.32.18


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