ABSTRACT: Traditional system of medicine consists of large number of plants with various medicinal and pharmacological importances and hence represents a priceless tank of new bioactive molecules. Coccinia indica belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. It is a rapidly growing, perennial climber or trailing vine. Traditionally different parts of this plant namely the roots, leaves and fruits are used in folklore medicine for several purposes like jaundice, diabetes, wound healing, ulcers, stomach ache, skin disease, fever, asthma, cough. The leaf and its constituents have been reported to possess anthelmintic activity, antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic activity, antimicrobial activity, antihyper-glycemic activity, hepatoproetcective activity. This review provides adequate information to develop suitable therapeutics out of these plant parts.
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Materials and methods: The ovicidal activity was determined against three mosquito species to various concentrations ranging from ppm under the laboratory conditions.
The hatch rates were assessed 48 h post treatment. The repellent efficacy was determined against three mosquito species at three concentrations viz.
Results: Among five solvent extracts tested, the methanol extract have most promising ovicidal activity. The methanol extract of C. A higher concentration of 5.
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About Authors: Vivek P. Chavda Department of Pharmaceutics, B. Introduction Plants had been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal uses for plants as early as 3, BC. Indigenous cultures such as African and Native American used herbs in their healing rituals, while others developed traditional medical systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine in which herbal therapies were used. Researchers found that people in different parts of the world tended to use the same or similar plants for the same purposes.