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Title: <i>Alpinia galanga</i> Willd.–<i> </i>An overview on phyto-pharmacological properties
Authors: Chudiwal, AK
Jain, DP
Somani, RS
Keywords: <i>Alpinia galanga</i>
Zingiberaceae<i>, </i>Galangal
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b style=""> Int. cl.<sup>8</sup></b>—A61K 36/00, A61K 36/906, A61K 36/9062
Abstract: <smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="country-region"><smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place"> 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 20<sup>th</sup> century, plants still remain one of the major sources of drug in the modern as well as traditional system of medicine throughout the world. <i style="">Alpinia galanga </i>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 </smarttagtype></smarttagtype>
Description: 143-149
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.1(2) [June 2010]

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