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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 831-844
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2015.831.844
Review on Eurycoma longifolia Pharmacological and Phytochemical Properties
Aini Norhidayah Mohamed, Jaya Vejayan and Mashitah Mohd Yusoff

Abstract:
Eurycoma longifolia or Tongkat Ali is famous for its aphrodisiac property and the traditional uses range from tonic after childbirth to treating malaria. Phytochemical studies revealed the presence of bioactive compounds such as quassinoids, alkaloids, squalene derivatives, tirucallane-type triterpenes and biphenylneolignans. Existing research revealed that plant has potential to treat various diseases and to replace the current treatment. Purpose of this article is to evaluate and summarize the existing literatures concerning phytochemical, biological and toxicological studies of E. longifolia. It is expected that critical evaluation will be useful for researchers working on the potential role of E. longifolia in treating diseases or for product development.
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How to cite this article:

Aini Norhidayah Mohamed, Jaya Vejayan and Mashitah Mohd Yusoff, 2015. Review on Eurycoma longifolia Pharmacological and Phytochemical Properties. Journal of Applied Sciences, 15: 831-844.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2015.831.844

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2015.831.844

 
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