Chemical Composition and The Potential Biological Activities of Piper Betel – A Review

Salwani, Ismail and Mohd Adzim Khalili, Rohin and Mohd Nizam, Zahary (2018) Chemical Composition and The Potential Biological Activities of Piper Betel – A Review. Malaysian Journal of Applied Sciences, 3 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0127-9246

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Piper betel is a member of the family Piperaceae, commonly known as Sirih (Malaysia and Indonesia), Paan (India and Bangladesh), Betel (English) and Phlu (Thailand). It is widely found and grown in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, other Southeast Asian and East African countries. Piper betel is widely used throughout the world even in modern days due to its known medicinal properties. Betel plant contains various biologically active compounds, which are responsible for its numerous pharmacological actions. The therapeutic profile reveals Piper betel to have a high potential for treating many diseases and conditions such as chronic renal disease, atherosclerosis, and diabetes mellitus. Further studies of betel plant are recommended to focus on the variety of metabolic activities in human, thus, improving its usage medically that will be beneficial to humanity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Piper Betel, Antimicrobial activity, Antifungal activity, Antioxidant activity.
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2022 01:58
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2022 01:58

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