Phytochemical and Biological Studies of Cucurbitaceae: A Mini- Review

Authors

  • Nabia Hafeez Centre of Biotechnology and Microbiology, University of Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan

Keywords:

Cucurbitaceae, Phytochemical, antioxidants, glycosides

Abstract

Cucubitaceae is the largest family of fruits and vegetables consisting of more than 800 species; with characteristic edible and medicinal value. This family serves as a reservoir for numerous phytochemicals, including tannins, cardiac glycosides, terpenoides, carbohydrates, resins, saponins, carotenoids, and phytosterols. These phytochemicals impart distinguished anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, anti-ulcerative, hepatoprotective, cardio-porotective, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties. These traits attribute to its distinctive biological impetus; as discussed in this min-review.

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Published

2024-02-23

How to Cite

Hafeez, N. (2024). Phytochemical and Biological Studies of Cucurbitaceae: A Mini- Review. Phytopharmacology Research Journal, 3(1), 13–23. Retrieved from http://ojs.prjn.org/index.php/prjn/article/view/62