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Schwabe News-Jul – Dec 2017- MOTHER TINCTURE INFO-Trichosanthes dioica


Trichosanthes dioica

It belongs to Cucurbitaceae family. In Hindi it is known as Parwal. It is a dioecious plant. The plant is a creeper. Plant has heart-shaped leaves and is grown on a trellis. The fruits are green with white or no stripes; size varies for 5 to 15 cm.

It is easily available in India particularly in Odisha, Bengal, Assam, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh. It is also found in Bangladesh.

It is a good source of carbohydrates, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It also contains major nutrients and trace elements like magnesium, potassium, copper, sulphur, and chlorine.

It is covered by Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India.

It is used in malaria, kala-azar, nausea and vomiting. According to a new research it is found that extract of Trichosanthes dioica leaves has good hypoglycaemic potential along with a high anti-diabetic profile.

Recommended dose: 1x/Q


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  3. Prashant Kumar Raia, Dolly Jaiswala, Rakesh Kumar Singha, Rajesh Kumar Guptab&GeetaWatal; Glycemic Properties of Trichosanthesdioica Leaves; Retrieved on 12/04/16
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