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The Pharmacological Activities of Alpinia galangal – A Review

Received On: 09/03/2014
Accepted On: 17/03/2014


Al-Snafi, A. E.

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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 (IJPRS), 3(1), 607-614.

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