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Author(s): Astha Pathak

Email(s): asthapathak.99@ gmail.com

Address: University Institute of Pharmacy, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla Univernity, Raipur - 492 010, India.

Published In:   Volume - 29,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2016

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ABSTRACT:
White pumpkin belonging to the Cucurbitacae family is popularly known as "BhauraKhumda", "Rakhiya" "Petha" in different regions of India. Various therapeutic applications have been reported about the kernals of the fruit. The present work is to determine the active phytochemical constituents present in its flesh part and to study on the stability of the product. The flesh part of the pumpkin fruit is widely used in treatment of diseases like diabetes, cancer, cataracts, macular degeneration, astimagtism, intestinal inflammation. The research is helpful in developing a new and novel delivery system of the pumpkin gel which is fruitful in cure of various diseases and also does act as a rich dietary supplement. Different pytochemical test are performed on the juice obtained from the white pumpkin and based on the result the therapeutic efficacy of the fruit is determined.

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