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Overview of Traditional Use, Phytochemical, and Pharmacological Activities of Chinese Petai (Leucaena leucocephala)

Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicine (IJPSM) (Vol.5, No. 12)

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Page : 1-10

Keywords : Chinese petai; Leucaena leucocephala; traditional use; phytochemical; pharmacological activity;

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Various herbal remedies have been used in multiple medical systems for the treatment and management of numerous diseases. One of the herbs found in Indonesia is Chinese petai. This article aims to seek information about the traditional uses, phytochemicals, and the Chinese petai plant (Leucaena leucocephala). The way to find information is through Google Scholar with the keywords "Leucaena leucocephala," "traditional use," "phytochemicals," "pharmacological activity." The Chinese petai plant (Leucaena leucocephala) has been used in various traditional medicinal systems to treat multiple human diseases. Phytochemically, this plant has been reported to contain numerous alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, and triterpenoids. Pharmacologically this plant has been reported as antibacterial, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anthelmintic, antioxidant, and larvicide. There are also reports available for this plant's traditional use as useful as a worm medicine, smooth bowel movements, treating fractures, insomnia, swelling, kidney inflammation, diabetes, and smooth menstruation. Many of the constituents isolated from (Leucaena leucocephala) have pharmacological activity, supporting further pharmacological studies.

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