Studies on phytochemical analysis and biological activities in Momordica dioica Roxb through Fruit
Venkateshwarlu M, Nagaraju M, Odelu G, Srilatha T and Ugandhar T
Momordica dioica is a perennial, dioecious, cucurbitaceous climbing creeper (commonly known as kakrol, spiny gourd or teasle gourd). It is native to Asia with extensive distribution in India. It is used not only as preventive and curative agent for various diseases but also as vegetable with a significant nutritional value over thousands of years. Kakrol is considered as an underutilized vegetable, although having significant presence of certain compounds containing higher nutritional value than many frequently consumed vegetables. Moreover, as a traditional medicinal plant, it is still potential for its phytochemical components that increase the demand of further extensive evaluation to justify its other therapeutical roles. Therefore, this effort will be helpful to researchers who interested to disclose the unjustified phyto therapeutical role of Momordica dioica through fruit. The Methanolic and ethanolic extract of fruits of Momordica dioica was investigated for its Phytochemical properties and analysis for its active chemical ingredients.
How to cite this article:
Venkateshwarlu M, Nagaraju M, Odelu G, Srilatha T, Ugandhar T. Studies on phytochemical analysis and biological activities in Momordica dioica Roxb through Fruit. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(12):437-440.