REVIEW OF TRADITIONAL USE, PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFECTS AND TOXICITY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH IN INDONESIA

  • Meti Widiya Lestari Tasikmalaya Polytechnic of Health-Ministry of Health
  • Andreanus A Soemardji
  • Irda Fidrianny

Abstract

The aim of this review is to provide inspiration for research in  traditional use, pharmacological effects and toxicity of medicinal plants for women’s  health   in Indonesia. Punica granatum L, Coriandrum sativum L, Elephantopus scaber L, Foeniculum vulgare M, Kaempferia galanga L, Nigella sativa L are herbs often used as medicinal plants for women’s health care such as pregnancy’s disorders, leucorrhoea, menstrual disorders, aphrodisiac, natural contraception, care during childbirth, lactagogum, body and skin beauty care. The medicinal plants are often consumed directly or mixed in jamu/herbal medicine. Many research reported regarding the pharmacological effect and toxicity test of medicinal plants. This review will show the traditional use, pharmacological effect, and toxicity of Punica granatum, Coriandrum sativum, Elephantopus scaber, Foeniculum vulgare, Kaempferia galanga, Nigella sativa.

Keywords: Punica granatum, Coriandrum sativum, Elephantopus scaber, Foeniculum vulgare, Kaempferia galanga, Nigella sativa


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Lestari, M. W., A. A. Soemardji, and I. Fidrianny. “REVIEW OF TRADITIONAL USE, PHARMACOLOGICAL EFFECTS AND TOXICITY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH IN INDONESIA”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 9, no. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 41-46, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/9901.
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