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Abstract            Volume:4  Issue-2  Year-2016         Original Research Articles

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Alpinia calcarata Roscoe; A Pharmacological Update
Mathew George, Lincy Joseph, K. Sujith and H. Hafees*
Pushpagiri College of Pharmacy, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author

Alpinia calcarata Roscoe (Family: Zingiberaceae), it is a rhizomatous perennialherb, which is commonly used in the traditional medicinal systems in Sri Lanka. Alpinia calcarata is cultivated in tropical countries, including india, Srilanka and Malaysia. Experimentally, rhizomes of Alpinia calcarata are shown to possess antibacterial, antifungal, anthelmintic, antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, gastroprotective, and antidiabetic activities. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of polyphenols, tannins, flavonoids, steroid glycosides and alkaloids in the extract and essential oil of this plant. Essential oil and extracts from this plant have been found to possess wide range pharmacological and biological activities.

Keywords: Alpinia calcarataroscoe Phytochemistry, Pharmacological, Activity, Antiinflammatory, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial,Anti-diabetic activity
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How to cite this article:

Mathew George, Lincy Joseph, K. Sujith and Hafees. 2016. Alpinia calcarata Roscoe; A Pharmacological Update.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(2): 199-208
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.402.025
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