[ Pharmaceutical Sciences Asia - ONLINE ]
E-ISSN 2586-8470
[ Journal Abbreviation: Pharm.Sci.Asia ]
Mahidol University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  FORMER NAME   "Mahidol University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences" Published Since 1974


DOI: 10.29090/psa.2021.01.19.070Pharm Sci Asia 2021; 48(1), 1-24

A review on the ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of plant species belonging to Kaempferia genus (Zingiberaceae)

Ngoc Khanh Pham1,2,3*, Hoang Tuan Nguyen2, Quoc Binh Nguyen4

1 Institute of Natural Products Chemistry (INPC), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
2 Hanoi University of Pharmacy, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
3 College of Pharmacy, Dongguk University, Goyang, Korea
4 Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam

Kaempferia L. is a genus commonly distributed in Asian countries including China, India, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, where these species are popularly used as traditional medicines for different ailments comprising infective diseases, wound infection, cough, pain and digestion disorders on chemical composition of Kaempferia plants revealed the presence of natural compounds classified in monoterpenoids, diterpenoids, flavonoids, phenolic glycosides, cyclohexane oxide derivatives, diarylheptanoids and essential oil with various biological properties, which are valuable for discovery of new natural-derived therapeutic drugs and applications for the human beings. This study is aimed to review the chemical, ethnobotanical and pharmacological properties of the plants belonging to Kaempferia genus growing in Asian countries and especially in South East Asia.


Kaempferia L.; Kaempferia galanga; K. parviflora; K. pandurata; K. daklakensis; Thailand; Vietnam; South East Asia

Download full paper (PDF File size: 2,617.10 KB.)

Download supporting file (PDF File size: 42.40 KB.)

November-December 2021

See other volume


September - October 2021

See other volume


July - August 2021

See other volume


May - June 2021

See other volume


March - April 2021

See other volume


January - February 2021

See other volume


Aims and Scope
Editorial Board
Publication Ethics
Instruction to Authors
All Volumes & Issues
Submit Online
Contact us
Faculty of Pharmacy Mahidol University
Mahidol University
Member's menu

You're now loging on with following account:
Guest (unknown)

Please Sign in or Register

Pharmaceutical Sciences Asia by Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Thailand is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    Copyright © 2017-2024
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, THAILAND

We use Cookies

This site uses cookies to personalise your experience and analyse site traffic. By Clicking ACCEPT or continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.