Review on Some Malaysian Traditional Medicinal Plants with Therapeutic Properties Pages 149-159

Review on Some Malaysian Traditional Medicinal Plants with Therapeutic Properties
Pages 149-159
Ali Alsarhan, Naznin Sultana, Ahed Al-Khatib and Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2014.10.20

Published: 21 April 2014

Abstract: There are many medicinal plants that have been used for thousands of years. These plants can now be found in herbal products and as part of the traditional Malaysian health care system because of their therapeutic efficacy. This paper discusses the use of ten medicinal plants in the traditional medicinal system of Malaysia and related scientific studies on their Pharmaceutical properties, which demonstrate their traditional uses. The plants viewed are Amaranthus spinosus L., Arundina graminifolia (D.Don) Hochr., Callicarpa arborea Roxb., Carica papaya L., Citrus grandis L., Coleus amboinicus Lour., Curcuma domestica Valeton., Psidium guajavL., Garcinia atroviridis Griff. ex T. Anders., and Zingiber officinale Rosc. All the plants mentioned in this paper have therapeutic properties, which explains and validates their uses in traditional medicine. .

Keywords: Traditional medicine, Antioxidants, Food, Free radicals, Malaysia.