Ann Clin Pharmacol Ther | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Phytochemistry, Fluorescence and Crystallization of Bitter Cucumber

Iqbal dar A*, Ud Din Gagloo M, Untoo SA and Sarvar S

Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Srinagar, India,

*Correspondance to: Arshed Iqbal dar 

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Our grandparents were consuming various herbs for combating various disorders and now herbal medicines are becoming popular in modern world as people resort to natural therapies. Novel isolations from the plants in the form of secondary metabolites is the basis of the formulation of natural therapies and the scientific justification of the traditional use of plants. Keeping this in view, one of the important medicinal plants Citrullus colocynthis L. (Bitter Cucumber) whose fruit has been explored to investigate its phytochemistry and fluorescence characters, purification and chromatographic separation of penultimate fractions and then the standardization of these fractions to form the crystals for further spectral analysis was carried out in the present study. The aim of this study is to evaluate these parameters of the Bitter Cucumber to prove its claim in folklore practice against various disorders.


Citrullus colocynthis L; Bitter Cucumber; Phytochemistry; Ash content; TLC; Column chromatography; Fluorescence; Rf value


Iqbal dar A, Ud Din Gagloo M, Untoo SA, Sarvar S. Phytochemistry, Fluorescence and Crystallization of Bitter Cucumber. Ann Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2022; 3(1): 1010..

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