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Molecules 2014, 19(7), 9453-9477; doi:10.3390/molecules19079453

Blumea balsamifera—A Phytochemical and Pharmacological Review

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Tropical Crops Genetic Resources Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Danzhou, Hainan 571737, China
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Key Laboratory of Crop Gene Resources and Germplasm Enhancement in Southern China, Danzhou, Hainan 571737, China
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Hainan Provincial Engineering Research Center for Blumea balsamifera, Danzhou, Hainan 571737, China
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School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006, China
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Received: 30 May 2014 / Revised: 27 June 2014 / Accepted: 2 July 2014 / Published: 3 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
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Abstract

The main components of sambong (Blumea balsamifera) are listed in this article. The whole plant and its crude extracts, as well as its isolated constituents, display numerous biological activities, such as antitumor, hepatoprotective, superoxide radical scavenging, antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammation, anti-plasmodial, anti-tyrosinase, platelet aggregation, enhancing percutaneous penetration, wound healing, anti-obesity, along with disease and insect resistant activities. Although many experimental and biological studies have been carried out, some traditional uses such as rheumatism healing still need to be verified by scientific pharmacological studies, and further studies including phytochemical standardization and bioactivity authentication would be beneficial. View Full-Text
Keywords: Traditional Chinese Medicines; Blumea balsamifera; sambong; herbal authentication; phytochemistry; biological activities Traditional Chinese Medicines; Blumea balsamifera; sambong; herbal authentication; phytochemistry; biological activities
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Pang, Y.; Wang, D.; Fan, Z.; Chen, X.; Yu, F.; Hu, X.; Wang, K.; Yuan, L. Blumea balsamifera—A Phytochemical and Pharmacological Review. Molecules 2014, 19, 9453-9477.

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