Recent advances in Kaempferia phytochemistry and biological activity: A comprehensive review

Abdelsamed I. Elshamy, Tarik A. Mohamed, Ahmed F. Essa, Ahmed M. Abd-Elgawad, Ali S. Alqahtani, Abdelaaty A. Shahat, Tatsuro Yoneyama, Abdel Razik Farrag, Masaaki Noji, Hesham R. El-Seedi, Akemi Umeyama, Paul Pare, Mohamed Elamir Hegazy

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Background: Plants belonging to the genus Kaempferia (family: Zingiberaceae) are distributed in Asia, especially in the southeast region, and Thailand. They have been widely used in traditional medicines to cure metabolic disorders, inflammation, urinary tract infections, fevers, coughs, hypertension, erectile dysfunction, abdominal and gastrointestinal ailments, asthma, wounds, rheumatism, epilepsy, and skin diseases. <br><br>Objective: Herein, we reported a comprehensive review, including the traditional applications, biological and pharmacological advances, and phytochemical constituents of Kaempheria species from 1972 up to early 2019. <br><br>Materials and methods: All the information and reported studies concerning Kaempheria plants were summarized from library and digital databases (eg, Google Scholar, Sci-finder, PubMed, Springer, Elsevier, MDPI, Web of Science, etc.). The correlation between the Kaempheria species was evaluated via principal component analysis (PCA) and agglo
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019


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