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Remedial effect of Alpinia officinarum

Author(s): Mino Movahedi

Alpinia officinarum belong to the ginger family, cultivated in Southeast Asia. It originated in China, where its name ultimately derives. The purpose of this study was to review remedial effect of Alpinia officinarum. This review article was carried out by searching studies in PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, and IranMedex databases. The initial search strategy identified about 93 references. In this study, 59 studies was accepted for further screening and met all our inclusion criteria [in English, full text, remedial effects of Alpinia officinarum, and dated mainly from the year 1997 to 2016.The search terms were “Alpinia officinarum,”, “remedial properties”, “pharmacological effects". It is commonly used for its anti-inflammatory, antihyperlipidemic bioactivity, anticancer, dysmenorrhea, osteoblast, anti-influenza virus activity, antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial effect. The results from this study was shown that Alpinia officinarum is a multi-purpose medicinal candidate. While Alpinia officinarum has been used in traditional medicine for many centuries, further clinical trials are needed to confirm its remedial use.