Phyto-Pharmacological Aspects of Cucumis melo var. agrestis: A Systematic Review

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2020,14,27,28-32.
Published:June 2020
Type:Review Article
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Manish Kapoor1, Chanchal Sharma1*, Navneet Kaur1, Gurdeep Kaur1, Rupinder Kaur2, Kajal Batra1 and Jyoti Rani1

1Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, INDIA.

2Department of Biotechnology, D A V College, Amritsar-143006, Punjab, INDIA.

Abstract:

Cucumis melo var. agrestis, belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae, is commonly known as wild melon, wild musk, small gourd, kachri or chibber. It is annual climber, monoecious, plant having thin stemmed and fruit with thin mesocarp and tiny seeds. Fruit possess variability in various morphological aspects. All the essential nutrients are present in adequate amount, so it is usually consumed as vegetable. Fruits are used as cooling light cleanser or moisturizer for skin and first aid treatment for burns and abrasions. It also possesses stomachic, digestive, febrifuge, vermifuge properties and show antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory activity. In this review we gave all-purpose outline of phyto-pharmacological aspects of Cucumis melo var. agrestis.