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Cucurbita moschata Duch.

  • Weici Tang
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand

Abstract

The seeds of Cucurbita moschata Duch. (Cucurbitaceae) were used originally in traditional Chinese medicine as an ascaricidal agent for treatment of human ascari-asis. It was then found to be active in inhibiting the growth of immature Schistosoma japonicum and was used clinically for treatment of schistosomiasis. It is not officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia.

Keywords

Schistosoma Japonicum Chinese Pharmacopoeia Human Ascari Cucurbita Species Cucurbita Moschata 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Weici Tang
    • 1
  • Gerhard Eisenbrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebensmittelchemie und UmwelttoxikologieUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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