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A review on medicinal uses of genus Durio

Shamin-Shazwan, Kamaruddin and Shahari, Rozilawati and Che Amri, Che Nurul Aini and Nordin, Mohd Shukor and Go, Rusea (2021) A review on medicinal uses of genus Durio. Medicinal Plants, 13 (3). pp. 388-395. ISSN 0975-4261 E-ISSN 0975-6892

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This paper presented a review study on the medicinal uses of the Durio (fam: Malvaceae) from traditional and modern medicinal perspectives throughout the world. To date, numerous uses of Durio species have been recorded and recognized worldwide, although they originated from Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. In this review, the usefulness of Durio species as treatment for dietary properties, fertility problems, skin care treatment, mouth, and stomach treatment has been discussed. Moreover, in the modern studies, Durio species has been identified as source of antioxidant, able to inhibit bacteria strains, and fever treatment. The rind of Durio is widely used for medical purposes, and the mode of administration is diverse, either orally or externally. Durio zibethinus L. has been found to be the most popular species studied for its medical benefits, because the fruit is consumed fresh for its delicious, sweet, and distinctive taste, in addition to its robust aroma. In conclusion, the results of the Durio species review can be employed as a reference for the development of modern medicine.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7293/96010
Uncontrolled Keywords: medicinal uses, Durio zibethinus
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Rozilawati Shahari
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 09:23
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 09:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/96010

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