Common Name : Ivy gourd, Scarlet fruited gourd, Tum lung (in Thai)
Part Used : Leaves
Coccinia grandis L. J. Voigt or Coccinia indica or Cocinia cordifolia is a plant in the Family Cucurbitaceae with the common name of Ivy gourd and Tum lung in Thai. It grows wildly throughout India Tropical Africa, Australia
and other tropical countries. It is one of the medicinal herbs in the traditional practice of Bangladesh as well as Indian medicine. Coccinia grandis is an climbing shrub with white flower. Every part of the plant exhibit pharmacological activities, and is annual employed for treating various human ailments. Pharmacological effects include hypoglycemic activity, anti-oxidant, anti-inflam matory, antibacterial and hepatoprotective properties.The active components of Tum lung include triterpenoid, flavonoids, saponins and alkaloids.