The Pharmacological Activities of Alpinia galangal - A Review
Ali Esmail Al-Snafi
Alpinia galanga contained many flavonoids and a wide range of volatile oils. It is used traditionally for the treatment of eczema, bronchitis, coryza, morbili, pityriasis versicolor, otitis interna, gastritis, ulcers, cholera, emaciation and to clean the mouth, stimulates the digestive power, appetite and as a purgative. The different parts of the plant possessed many pharmacological effects including antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiprotozoal, immunomodulatory, anti-oxidant effects, antidiabetic, antiplatelet, hypolipidemic and many other pharmacological effects. The present review will highlight the chemical constituents and the pharmacological and therapeutic effects of Alpinia galangal.
Alpinia galanga, Pharmacology, Constituents
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Ali Esmail Al-Snafi. (2014). The Pharmacological Activities of Alpinia galangal - A Review. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 607-614.