The leaves and fruits of Coccinia grandis
were used by the healer to treat headache and lesions on tongue.
The aerial parts of Coccinia grandis
(CG), Costus specious (CS), Desmodium gangeticum (DG), Mimosa pudica (MP) and Psidium guava (PG) were collected from the central province of Sri Lanka and identified by comparison with the respective herbarium specimen available at the National Herbarium of the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
For the sake of comparison, edible portions of Coccinia grandis
and Trigonella foenum-graecum which were collected from Mysore, India were also considered for the analysis.
The leaves, roots and fruits of Coccinia grandis
Azolla filiculoides, Cabomba caroliniana, Eichhornia crassipes, Pistia stratiotes, and Saluinia molesta), humid terrestrial weeds (Ageratina adenophora, Chromolaena odorata, Clidemia hirta, Coccinia grandis
, Cyperus rotundus, Ipomea carnea, Lantana camara, Mikania micrantha, Mimosa spp.
Antidyslipidemic activity of extract and fractions of Coccinia grandis
Plant samples Dose (mg/kg) Body weight Food intake TG Ethanolic extract 500 NC NC -51*** Chloroform fraction 250 NC NC -30 n-Butanol fraction 250 NC NC -46 Water fraction 250 NC NC -36 Plant samples TC HDLC GLY FFA Ratio: HDLC/TC Ethanolic extract -44*** -23* -53*** -8 +36 Chloroform fraction -31 -35 -39 -30 NC n-Butanol fraction -23 -29 -32 NC -6 Water fraction -12 -35 -31 +15 -27 Values are percent changes with respect to HFD-fed hamster group (group of eight animals each).
Mast Cell Stabilizing, Antianaphylactic and Antihistaminic Activity of Coccinia grandis
Fruits in Asthma.
Root juice of Coccinia grandis
was mixed with coconut oil and applied to the head for mental diseases.
The blood sugar lowering efficacy of leaves of Coccinia grandis
has also been reported (Munasinghe et al.
Twenty three Bangladeshi medicinal plants (Abroma augusta, Acanthus ilicifolius, Alstonia scholaris, Calotropis procera, Catharanthus roseus, Citrus grandis, Coccinia grandis
, Croton tiglium, Cuscuta reflexa, Excoecaria agallocha, Heritiera fomes, Ipomoea aquatica, Lagerstroemia speciosa, Madhuca indica, Musa sapientum, Nypa fruticans, Piper peepuloides, Premna esculenta, Saraca asoca, Sonneratia apetala, Stevia rebaudiana, Syzygium fruticosum, and Trichosanthes dioica) were collected from various regions of Bangladesh following accounts of their medicinal uses (Ghani, A.
To stop hair fall, the Santal healer used the fruits of Areca catechu boiled in water to wash hair followed by application of a mixture of sulfur, juice from leaves of Coccinia grandis
and juice from bulb of Allium cepa to hair.
Leaves of Coccinia grandis
was used by the Kavirajes for gastrointestinal disorders (like dysentery), diabetes, and kamla disease, of which the latter appears to be jaundice.