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Title: Alpinia galanga Willd.– An overview on phyto-pharmacological properties
Authors: Chudiwal, AK
Jain, DP
Somani, RS
Keywords: Alpinia galanga;Zingiberaceae, Galangal;Phytotherapeutic
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code:  Int. cl.8—A61K 36/00, A61K 36/906, A61K 36/9062
Abstract:  Plants have been one of the important sources of medicines even since the dawn of human civilization. Inspite of tremendous development in the field of allopathy during the 20th century, plants still remain one of the major sources of drug in the modern as well as traditional system of medicine throughout the world. Alpinia galanga Willd. (Family- Zingiberaceae) commonly known as galangal, is an important cultivated medicinal crop of India. It is well known official drug throughout the country as a holistic gift of nature for medicinal, culinary and cosmetic use. It has been found to possess various therapeutic activities, viz. anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiallergic, antifungal, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiulcer, immunostimulating, anticancer, antioxidant, antiamoebic, antidermatophytic and many more. The present paper is an overview on scientifically established and published phyto-pharmacological properties of the plant
Page(s): 143-149
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.1(2) [June 2010]

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