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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)

A review on watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) medicinal seeds

Author(s):

Gupta Alka, Singh Anamika and Prasad Ranu

Abstract:
Herbal products are globally important because of their low side effect, affordability, accessibility. Water melon is a famous fruit in indigenous system of folk medicine and also known to contain bioactive compounds such as triterpenes, sterols, vitamin, cucurbitacin and mineral. Fruit is used in cooling, strengthening, aphrodisiac and blood purifier. Citrullus lanatus seeds are highly nutritious; they contain good amount of protein, fat, vitamins and minerals the seeds are used to prepare snakes, mix into flour and used for sauces. The seeds are used to treatment of urinary tract infection, bed wetting, dropsy and renal stones. This review is an attempt to provide information of its nutritional value, pharmacological activities of Citrullus lanatus for further research.

Pages: 2222-2225  |  8779 Views  5816 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Gupta Alka, Singh Anamika and Prasad Ranu. A review on watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) medicinal seeds. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):2222-2225.

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