Trapa Bispinosa: Review on Nutritive & Medicinal Aspects
1Bhagaban Mohapatra, Subhaprada Dash
T. bispinosa belongs to family of trapaceae which is small herb with great medicinal properties. T. bispinosa is an essential ayurvedic medicinal plant that is used to treat problems related to gastointestine, speen, cancer, liver etc. its effectiveness is proved in numerous diseases such as diarrohea, dyspepsia, dysentery, leprosy, tiredness, inflammation, pharyngitis, bronchitis, haemorrhage, pitta, dipsia, burning sensation, urethrorrhea, weakness, fever, liver problem etc. It is perhaps due to phytochemical composition of T. bispinosa with higher mineral contents, ions (Calcium, potassium, sodium, Zinc) and vitamins along with saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, H-donation. Nutritional and biochemical analysis of "T. bispinosa" in 100 grams of fruit demonstrates 22.35% and 72% carbohydrate, 4.5% protein, 11% moisture content, fibre. Chemical analysis showed that T.bispinosa is rich in citric acid that can be added to essential dietary supplements. Further analysis showed that it is also rich in Fe and Mn, K. This paper presents, medicinal, nutritious parameters, dietary, phytochemical,as well as pharmacological perspectives of Trapa bispinosa.
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