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International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Ethnomedicinal significance of Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon): A pharmacological review

Author(s):

Rajan Gupta, G Pavan Kumar, Gyan Singh, Jitendra Malik, Vinay Kumar Siroliya and Neelesh Kumar Maurya

Abstract:

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a popular fruit eaten worldwide that contains a lot of seeds and pulp. These seeds have significant nutritional and functional value. The most exported and consumed fresh fruit has its seeds and peels thrown away. Due to its adaptability to temperature and soil types, it is grown in many places and has considerable commercial value internationally. Due to its flavour and chemical composition, melon is a good source of physiologically active substances for humans. Melon contains glucose, fructose, vitamins A, D, C, K, E, and specific B vitamins. The melon seed contains many biologically active substances, such as tocopherols, phospholipids, and sterols, which benefit humans. Thus, these seeds are unique functional foods for a healthy food chain. Melon pulp and seed's anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic, antibacterial, antigenic, and antioxidant bioactive compounds are justified.

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How to cite this article:
Rajan Gupta, G Pavan Kumar, Gyan Singh, Jitendra Malik, Vinay Kumar Siroliya and Neelesh Kumar Maurya. Ethnomedicinal significance of Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon): A pharmacological review. Int. J. Pharm. Clin. Res. 2023;5(2):01-05. DOI: 10.33545/26647591.2023.v5.i2a.53
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