B.D. Basu's scientific contributions

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... Plant belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae, is an annual or perennial creeping herb distributed towards the Northern India, cultivated throughout the plain of Northern parts, extending to Assam and East Bengal. Leaves and fruits are used as vegetable as well as medicine (Figure 1, j-l) (Kirtikar and Basu, 2006). ...
... Different parts of the plant have medicinal values. 20) Coccinia indica (C. indica, Wight & Arn) is a member of "Cucurbitaceae" family and distributed widely all over India. ...
... Volatile oil of bark and leaves is used to relieve neuralgia, headache, rheumatism, and toothache. In Unani medicine, essential oil of the bark and leaves is considered as carminative, emmenagogue, tonic to liver and used to treat in ammations, abdominal pains, and bronchitis (Asolkar et al., 1992;Chatterjee and Pakrashi, 1991;Kirtikar and Basu, 1935;Parrotta, 2001;Rao et al., 1996;Yoganarasimhan, 1996). Angmor et al. (1972) have performed gas chromatography of essential oil isolated from different parts of C. verum trees located at Botanical Garden, Ghana. ...
... C. benghalensis is utilized as a part of customary medication outline to treat different diseases. It is used for the treatment of headache, constipation, leprosy, fever, snake bite and jaundice (Hasan et al., 2008;Yusuf et al., 1994;Kirtikar and Basu, 1980). It is also used in the treatment of mouth thrush (Ssenyonga and Brehony, 1993), insanity (Tabuti et al., 2003), epilepsy (Okello and Ssegawa, 2007) and psychosis (Adjanohoun, 1993). ...
... The flowers are very shortly stalked, arranged in a rather lax, erect raceme, which are 1-3 inches long and long-stalked, but falling short of the leaves; bracts linear, acute, scarious, and brown. [2][3][4] As per Ayurveda principles, the drugs that help to improve and preserve intellect, i.e., Medha are termed as Medhya. Yashtimadhu is one of the four Medhya Rasayanas (memory promotive drugs) mentioned by Acharya Charaka. ...
... Mustard oil and powdered fruit in the ratio 2:1 are used in southern Chattisgarh in burn treatment [1]. Ripe fruit juice extract helps to cure chronic gastrointestinal disorder, piles treatment, and rectum inflammation, alongwith it reduces blood sugar levels owing to its bitter flavor [32,33]. There is a great advantage of A. marmelos and its various parts that it can be preserved only by drying means; there are no chemicals are used alongwith and no costs are there to preserve for long time; really this advantage is profitable for the production of its processed food and medicines. ...
... The current lack in regimen of management and therapy of renal tissue calcification, the side-effects of synthesized allopathic medicine and importance of natural products derived molecules in therapeutics, shifted the focus of scientists towards the traditional system of herbal therapy. Bergenia ligulata (family, Saxifragaceae) is one such perennial herb commonly used in South Asia and has been shown to possess antidiabetic, diuretic, astringent, cardiotonic, wound healing, antipyretic and anti-hemorrhoidal activities (Kirtikar and Basu, 1933;Zhang et al., 2011). It grows against rocks and popularly known as Pashanbheda (dissolve the stone), signifying its use in herbal formulations for urolithiasis (Garimella et al., 2001). ...
... It is extensively used in numerous indigenous systems of medicine for the treatment of various ailments such as cough, cold, hysteria, paralysis, stomach ache, headache, fever, dysentery ulcer, chest and joint pain, inflammation, hematological diseases, liver and kidney, scabies, skin disorder, and epilepsy. Moreover, in antiepileptic Ayurvedic formulations, S. costus root has been used as one of the major ingredients [4]. It is used as an analgesic, carminative, digestive, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, and galactagogue. ...