Coccinia indica

Coccinia indica

(kŏk-sĭn′ē-ă ĭn-dĭ′kă)
The climbing ivy gourd, used in ayruvedic medicine to treat diabetes mellitus. Ingestion of an extract made from its dried leaves, often mixed with the dried roots of Abroma augusta, lowers blood sugars.
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The selected papers registered 18 plant species used: Ajuga iva (southern bugle), Anacardium occidentale (cashew), Cassia sophera, Chlorophytum borivilianum (safed musli), Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, Coccinia indica, Danae racemosa (poet's laurel), Dracaena arborea, Eugenia jambolana (jambul), Hyphaene the baica (doum palm),Momordica charantia (karela),Morns alba (white mulberry), Mncuna pruriens (velvet bean), Musa paradisiaca (banana), Phoenix dactylifera (date palm), Sida cordata, Tamarindus indica (tamarind) and Urtica dioica (stinging nettle).
[4.] Azad Khan AK, Akhtar S, Mahtab H (1979) Coccinia indica in the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus.
Among them Andrographis paniculata Nees Andrographis alata Nees Andrographis lineate Nees Coccinia indica Crateva magna Gloriosa superb Hydrocotyle javanica were investigated previously (Kumarapppan et al.
Possible thrust areas for further scientific research include scientific studies on Coccinia indica and Saccharum spontaneum, both plants being used by the healer to treat diabetes, against which modern medicine has no total cure.
Some of the recent reports on antidiabetic or antihyperglycemic effects of Cucurbitaceae family plants or plant parts include hypoglycemic activity of lectin from Trichosanthes kirilowi (Li et al., 2012), fruits of Momordica charantia (Ooi et al, 2012), seed extracts of Citrullus colocynthis (Benariba et al, 2012), antihyperglycemic effect of Coccinia indica (Shibib et al, 2012), antihyperglycemic effect of Trichosanthes dioica (Rai et al, 2013), and antidiabetic effect of Mukia maderaspatana (Srilatha and Ananda, 2013).
Objective: To explore how ethanolic extract of Coccinia indica affects normal and diabetic rats.
Hypoglycemic activity Coccinia Indica and Momardia charantia in diabetic rats.
Coccinia indica Wight & Arn., Coccinia cordifolia (L.) Cogn., Cephalandra indica Naud.) belongs to family Cucurbitaceae, commonly known as Kundru in Hindi and Ivy Gourd in English, is a vegetable grown wildly throughout India.
* Limited randomized control trial data and observational studies show that the herbs Coccinia indica, holy basil, fenugreek, Gymnema sylvestre, and the herbal formulas Ayush-82 and D-400 have glucose-lowering effects.
Those with the most promise include: Aloe vera, American ginseng, Coccinia indica, Gymnema sylvestre and Momordica charantia.