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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences

Year: 2010  |  Volume: 9  |  Issue: 7  |  Page No.: 394 - 401

Bitter Apple (Citrullus colocynthis): An Overview of Chemical Composition and Biomedical Potentials

S. Gurudeeban, K. Satyavani and T. Ramanathan

Abstract

The present study reveals the medicinal uses, chemical compositions and examines recent investigations on the therapeutic activities of extracts and chemicals identified from Citrullus colocynthis. The article also presents some of the functions of the chemicals present and attempt to emphasize and create an awareness of the great potential of Citrullus colocynthis as a source of novel agrochemicals, compounds of medicinal value and biologically active compounds.

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