Cucurbitaceae - the family that nourishes and heals

  • Stephen O. Fapohunda Department of Microbiology, Babcock University, Ilishan remo, Nigeria
  • Aderiike A. Adewumi Department of Basic Sciences, Babcock University, Ilishan remo, Nigeria
  • David O. Jegede Department of Basic Sciences, Babcock University, Ilishan remo, Nigeria
Keywords: Cucurbitaceae, Therapeutic, Nutritional, Extraction, Bioprospecting


A review of the activities of members of the Cucurbitaceae was carried out. Many of them are confirmed nutritious and therapeutical. Their global spread, diverse genera and phytochemical profile further confirm them as an attraction for the growth and survival of humanity. The need for alternative control measures to address resistance has heightened the passion for Cucurbitaceae in bioprospecting.



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Fapohunda, S., Adewumi, A., & Jegede, D. (2018). Cucurbitaceae - the family that nourishes and heals. MicroMedicine, 6(2), 85-93. Retrieved from
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