Phytochemical Appraisal of Cucurbitaceae Plants Extracts

  • Yogesh Shivhare Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan University, Bhopal (MP), India
  • Alok Pal Jain Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan University, Bhopal (MP), India


The present study deals with the phytochemical screening of selected medicinal plant drugs of Cucurbitaceae family. Leaves of test plants (Coccinia indica, Momordica dioica, Praecitrullus fistulosus and Trichosanthes dioica) were extracted successively with petroleum ether, methanol and water by hot extraction method and screened for the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, glycosides, flavonoids, proteins, resins, steroids and tannins. Obtained findings concluded that selected plants are good source of various phytochemicals. This experimental work revealed the presence of various biologically active secondary metabolites which could be helpful in the lead to drug discovery and development.

Keywords: Phytochemical, Screening, Medicinal plants, Extract


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Shivhare Y, Jain AP. Phytochemical Appraisal of Cucurbitaceae Plants Extracts. JDDT [Internet]. 7Jan.2020 [cited 18Jun.2021];9(4-s):1165-8. Available from: