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Archives of Current Research International, ISSN: 2454-7077,Vol.: 8, Issue.: 4


A Brief Review on Citrullus colocynthis- Bitter Apple


Alka Rani1, Anju Goyal1* and Sandeep Arora1

1Department of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Rajpura-140104, Punjab, India.


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(1) Mohamed L. Ashour, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Organization of African Unity Street, Abbasia, 11566 Cairo, Egypt.
(2) Marcello Iriti, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Milan State University, Italy.
(3) Ayona Jayadev, Department of Environmental Sciences, All Saints’ College (Government Aided College Affiliated to University of Kerala), India.
(1) Esraa Ashraf Ahmed ElHawary, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
(2) Mostafa Abbas Shalaby, Cairo University, Egypt.
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Present review article reveals the importance of 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. In this article morphological and biological activity, inputs have been extensively recorded and discussed. As a part of our investigation on morphological and biological aspects of important medicinal plants from India, the aim of this pioneer attempt is to provide precise, truthful and detailed information of C. colocynthis.


Keywords :

Tumba; bitter apple; anticancer activity; antidiabetic; Egusi.


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DOI : 10.9734/ACRI/2017/35158

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