Medicinal Uses and Pharmacological/ Scientific Studies
Root of M. Cochichinenis is used for the treatment of nervous disorders. Seeds contain L-DOPA, which is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.3 It is reported that seeds are given in powder or in decoction for the treatment of leucorrhea, and spermatorrhea.4 Leaves are used for the treatment of ulcer, and inflammation.5 Infusion of the pods is used for the treatment of dropsy. Hairs of the pods are used for the treatment of threadworms.4 The plant and its extracts are used for the treatment of snakebites.6 It is reported that M. Cochichinenis possesses antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-venom, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and hypoglycemic properties.3,5
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