Therapeutic Potential of Alpinia officinarum

Author(s): Manoharan K. Pillai, David J. Young*, Hj Mohamed Bin Hj Abdul Majid*

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 18 , Issue 14 , 2018

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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.

Keywords: Alpinia officinarum, diarylheptanoids, flavonoids, galangin, Zingiberaceae, In vivo, In vitro.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 02 October, 2017
Page: [1220 - 1232]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/1389557517666171002154123
Price: $65

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