Therapeutic potential of alpinia officinarum

Manoharan K. Pillai, David J. Young, Hj Mohamed Bin Hj Abdul Majid

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Abstract

The plant Alpinia officinarum of the ginger family originated in China and is used throughout South and South-East Asian countries to flavor food and as a traditional medicine to treat a variety of diseases. This review summarizes the biological, pharmacological and phytochemical properties of extracts and subsequently isolated compounds from A. officinarum. In vitro and in vivo studies of both extracts and pure compounds indicate a wide variety of potent bioactivities including antiinflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiobesity, anticancer, enzyme inhibitory and remarkable antiviral properties. The latter is particularly promising in the face of emerging, virulent respiratory diseases in Asia and the Middle East.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1120-1132
Number of pages13
JournalMini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
Volume18
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Pillai, Manoharan K. ; Young, David J. ; Bin Hj Abdul Majid, Hj Mohamed. / Therapeutic potential of alpinia officinarum. In: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry. 2018 ; Vol. 18, No. 14. pp. 1120-1132.
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Therapeutic potential of alpinia officinarum. / Pillai, Manoharan K.; Young, David J.; Bin Hj Abdul Majid, Hj Mohamed.

In: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, Vol. 18, No. 14, 2018, p. 1120-1132.

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