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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.


Keyword:

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




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