Phyto-pharmacology of Momordica dioica Roxb. ex. Willd: A Review


  • Bhavana Bawara Department of Zoology, Dr. H. S. Gour University Sagar MP, 470003 India.
  • Mukesh Dixit Lake Conservation Board, Environment Campus, Arera Colony, Bhopal, India.
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Dr H. S. Gour Vishwavidyalya Sagar (M.P) India.
  • D.K .Saraf Department of Zoology, Dr. H. S. Gour University Sagar MP, 470003 India


Momordica dioica, Cucurbitaceae, phytochemical constituents, Parora, pharmacological actions, kakora


Momordica dioica Roxb. ex. Willd (Cucurbitaceae ) is commonly known as a biiter gourd. It is traditionally used as astringent, febrifuge, antiseptic, anthelmintic, spermicidal. Also Used in bleeding piles, urinary infection and as a sedative. Studies indicate that it possesses antioxidant, hepatoprotective, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-lipid peroxidative, hypoglycemic and analgesic properties. This review aims to highlight the ethnobotany, pharmacognostic and pharmacological uses of Momordica dioica


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Bhavana Bawara, Mukesh Dixit,, D.K .Saraf. Phyto-pharmacology of Momordica dioica Roxb. ex. Willd: A Review. ijp [Internet]. 2022 Feb. 9 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];2(1):1-9. Available from:



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