Revista Cubana de Farmacia
On-line version ISSN 1561-2988
ABREU PAYROL, Juan et al. Estudio Farmacognóstico de la droga cruda de la semilla de calabaza (Cucurbita SPP). Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2001, vol.35, n.3, pp. 199-202. ISSN 1561-2988.
Some pharmacognostic parameters of the raw drug from the pumpkin seed are presented in order to use it later in antiparasitic formulations. The seeds of 3 varieties are compared: Cucurbita pepo var RG, C. moschata Duch ex Lam Duch ex Porr (Cuba Cueto 8574) and C. maxima var INIVIT C88. Mass, residual humidity, ashes, soluble substances and phytochemical screening were analyzed aimed at proposing the best for its use as antiparasitic. The proposal of a simple technique for the extraction of the active principle of the seed (cucurbitina) is briefly explained.
Keywords : CUCURBITACEAS [therapeutic use]; PLANTS, MEDICINAL [therapeutic use]; PLANT EXTRACTS [pharmacology]; PLANT EXTRACTS [therapeutic use]; MEDICINE, HERBAL; SEEDS; PHARMACOGNOSY.