Melastoma malabathricum (L.) smith ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and pharmacological properties

Zarizal, Suhaili (2012) Melastoma malabathricum (L.) smith ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and pharmacological properties. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine. ISSN 1741427X

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Melastoma malabathricum (Melastomataceae) is one of the 22 species found in the Southeast Asian region, including Malaysia Considered as native to tropical and temperate Asia and the Pacific Islands. this commonly found small shrub has gained herbal status in the Malay folklore belief as well as the Indian. Chinese, and Indonesian folk medicines. Ethnopharmacologically, the leaves. shoots, barks, seeds, and roots of M. malabathricum have been used to treat diarrhoea, dysentery. hemorrhoids, cuts and wounds. toothache. and stomachache. Scientific findings also revealed the wide pharmacological actions of various parts of M malabthricum, such as antinociceptive. anti-inflammatory. wound healing. antidiarrheal. cytotoxic. and antioxidant activities Various types of phytochemical constituents have also been isolated and identifed from different parts of M. malabathricum Thus. the aim of the present review is to present comprehensive information on ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemical constituents, and pharmacological activities of M malabathricum Copyright OD 2012 S. Mohd. Joffry et al

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Uncontrolled Keywords: acetylsalicylic acid: antibiotic agent: anticoagulant agent: antidiarrheal agent: antiinflammatory agent: antineoplastic agent: antinociceptive agent: antipyretic agent: antiserum: antiulcer agent: chloramphenicol: gentamicin: herbaceous agent: loperamide: Melastoma malabathncum extract: morphine: naloxone: nitrofural: nystatin: omeprazole. plant extract: tetracycline: unclassified drug. wound healing promoting agent
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Bio-resources & Food Industry
Depositing User: Mrs Norhidayah Razak
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 03:47
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 08:45

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