Therapeutic Potential of Alpinia officinarum.

  title={Therapeutic Potential of Alpinia officinarum.},
  author={Manoharan K Pillai and David James Young and Hj Mohamed Bin Hj Abdul Majid},
  journal={Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry},
  volume={18 14},
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… CONTINUE READING