Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Development of Pinnatum squash
Author(s): Ekta Batra, Shailja Jain, Sunanda Tanwar, Shaivya Singh and Arpita Srivastava
Abstract: Bryophyllum pinnatum, commonly known as Pattharchaṭṭa, is used traditionally in ethno medicinal practices for the treatment of kidney stones and urinary insufficiency. It is used in folk medicine in tropical Africa, tropical America, India, China, and Australia. This research paper deals with the development of a therapeutic product by bringing out the potentialof leaf because of its unique properties. This research is aimed to develop the Bryophyllum pinnatum squash accounting its efficiency for its ability to reduce the size of the stone in human body. Kidney stone affect 10-12% of the population in industrialized countries. The average life time risk of stone formation has been reported in the range of 5-10%. This disorder is multi factorial and is strongly related to dietary lifestyle habits or practices. Increased rates of hypertension, diabetes and obesity which are linked to nephrolithiasis, also contribute to an increase in stone formation. Looking at various factors that could cause Nephrolithiasis and its available costly and painful treatment and keeping in mind the properties of Bryophyllum pinnatum various trials were done to make its squash out of which few were finalised that could have the potential of breaking stone that too without causing any pain/renal colic (deadliest pain in the world).
How to cite this article:
Ekta Batra, Shailja Jain, Sunanda Tanwar, Shaivya Singh, Arpita Srivastava. Development of Pinnatum squash. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):412-414.