PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF CURCUMA AROMATICA SALISB: A REVIEWAbstract
Curcuma aromatica salisb, which belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, is a perennial herb. The rhizome of the plant consists of alkaloids, curcuminoids, flavonoids, tannins, and terpenoids which are reported to be the reasons for its various pharmacological properties. The extraction of compounds in different solvents shows that the plant contains neocurdione, curdione and germacrone as its major components. An extensive literature survey showed that the plant has anti-obesity, anti-acne, anti-cancerous, anti-tussive, anti-oxidant, larvacidal anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and wound healing properties. The rhizome extract of the plant is highly effective against many human pathogens as well as microorganisms causing food spoilage and foodborne diseases. The aim of this study is to review the phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Curcuma aromatica (CA).
S. A. Sikta, A. A. Shahid, R. Alam, U. M. Mou, M. A. Rahman and P. R. Dash *
Department of Pharmacy, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
30 August 2019
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27 September 2019
30 September 2019