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Phytochemical and pharmacological profile of Kaduk (Piper sarmentosum Roxb.)

Ghazali, Nor Farahiyah and Mohd, Muzaida Aminah and Ibrahim, Maizatul Akma and Tengku Muhammad, Tengku Sifzizul (2018) Phytochemical and pharmacological profile of Kaduk (Piper sarmentosum Roxb.). Malayan Nature Journal, 70 (2). pp. 195-202. ISSN 0025-1291

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Abstract

Piper sarmentosum Roxb. (Piperaceae) is a medicinal herb. It is known as ‘kaduk’ and commonly found in subtropical and tropical regions of the world. This plant is traditionally used to cure various ailments and disease such as toothaches, headaches, fever, coughs and asthma. A wide range of phytochemical constituents have been isolated from this plant, including unsaturated amides, flavonoids, lignans, aristolactams, terpenes, steroids, prophenylphenols, alkaloids, long and short chain esters. It is well known to possess many potential bioactivities, for instance, as an antioxidant, anticancer, anti-tuberculosis, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-plasmoid and anti-nociceptive plant. This paper summarizes the information related to the phytochemistry and pharmacology of P. sarmentosum with the description of its botany and traditional uses.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7138/64853
Uncontrolled Keywords: Piper sarmentosum, Piperaceae, medicinal plant, phytochemical constituents, pharmacological activities
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QK Botany
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: Dr Maizatul Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 11:44
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2019 13:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64853

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