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Flavonoids Profile, Taxonomic Data, History of Cosmetic Uses, Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Aging Potential of Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd

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Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
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Department of Botany, National Museum of Nature and Science (TNS), Amakubo 4-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0005, Japan
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College of Agriculture, Tamagawa University, Tokyo 1948610, Japan
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Tsukuba Botanical Garden, National Museum of Nature and Science, Amakubo 4-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0005, Japan
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Cosmetics 2020, 7(4), 89; https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics7040089
Received: 30 September 2020 / Revised: 4 November 2020 / Accepted: 6 November 2020 / Published: 11 November 2020
Alpinia galanga is a well-known medicinal plant in Southeast Asia and has been used for a long time as food and medicine. A large number of flavonoid phytochemical compounds have been identified in various parts of this medicinal herb. Flavonoids are commonly known as attractive compounds that can be applied to cosmetic or cosmeceutical product development because of their antioxidant, anti-aging and many other potential biological activities. This recent review aims to illustrate and update the taxonomic status as well as the species description that will be helpful for a rigorous identification and authenticate the raw material or living specimen from A. galanga. The flavonoid phytochemical compounds and the bioactivity of this medicinal plant are also provided. The future perspectives and research directions of A. galanga and its flavonoids are pointed out in this study as well. View Full-Text
Keywords: Alpinia galanga; flavonoids; taxonomy; traditional use; cosmetic uses; antioxidant activity; anti-aging activity Alpinia galanga; flavonoids; taxonomy; traditional use; cosmetic uses; antioxidant activity; anti-aging activity
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Tungmunnithum, D.; Tanaka, N.; Uehara, A.; Iwashina, T. Flavonoids Profile, Taxonomic Data, History of Cosmetic Uses, Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Aging Potential of Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd. Cosmetics 2020, 7, 89. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics7040089

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Tungmunnithum D, Tanaka N, Uehara A, Iwashina T. Flavonoids Profile, Taxonomic Data, History of Cosmetic Uses, Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Aging Potential of Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd. Cosmetics. 2020; 7(4):89. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics7040089

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Tungmunnithum, Duangjai, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Ayumi Uehara, and Tsukasa Iwashina. 2020. "Flavonoids Profile, Taxonomic Data, History of Cosmetic Uses, Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Aging Potential of Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd" Cosmetics 7, no. 4: 89. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics7040089

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