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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 13, No. 10, 2014, pp. 1761-1769
Bioline Code: pr14243
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 13, No. 10, 2014, pp. 1761-1769

 en A Review of the Pharmacological and Biological Activities of the Aerial Parts of Telfairia occidentalis check for this species in other resources Hook.f. (Cucurbitaceae)
Eseyin, Olorunfemi A.; Sattar, Munavvar A. & Rathore, Hassaan A.

Abstract

Telfairia occidentalis check for this species in other resources Hook.f. (Cucurbitaceae) is cultivated in West Africa. The purpose of this article is to review information available in scientific literature on the pharmacological and biological activities of the plant. Searches were made and relevant information obtained from online resources such as Google Scholar, PubMed and Medline. Only literature highlighting the pharmacological, biological and biochemical activities of the plant were selected for this review. The antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, haematological, antiplasmodial, antimicrobial, testiculoprotective, anticancer, antiinflammatory, anxiolytic, sedative and anticonvulsant properties of the plant are documented in this paper. Some of these properties are attributable to the high antioxidant activity of the plant. The medicinal value of Telfairia occidentalis is no longer in doubt. It is expected that this review will be useful to researchers, herbal medical practitioners and agriculturists, and would also enhance optimum exploitation of the plants for its several benefits

Keywords
Telfairia occidentalis; Fluted pumpkin; Antioxidant; Antidiabetic; Haematological; Antiplasmodial; Testiculoprotective; Anticancer; Antiinflammatory; Anxiolytic; Sedative; Anticonvulsant

 
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