Parkia speciosa Hassk. A potential phytomedicine

Kamisah Yusof, Faizah Othman, Qodriyah Mohd Saad, Kamsiah Jaarin

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Abstract

Parkia speciosa Hassk., or stink bean, is a plant indigenous to Southeast Asia. It is consumed either raw or cooked. It has been used in folk medicine to treat diabetes, hypertension, and kidney problems. It contains minerals and vitamins. It displays many beneficial properties. Its extracts from the empty pods and seeds have a high content of total polyphenol, phytosterol, and flavonoids. It demonstrates a good antioxidant activity. Its hypoglycemic effect is reported to be attributable to the presence of β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, and stigmast-4-en-3-one. The cyclic polysulfide compounds exhibit antibacterial activity, while thiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid possesses anticancer property. The pharmacological properties of the plant extract are described in this review. With ongoing research conducted on the plant extracts, Parkia speciosa has a potential to be developed as a phytomedicine.

Original languageEnglish
Article number709028
JournalEvidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Plant Extracts
Stigmasterol
Phytosterols
Southeastern Asia
Polyphenols
Traditional Medicine
Hypoglycemic Agents
Flavonoids
Vitamins
Minerals
Seeds
Antioxidants
Pharmacology
Hypertension
Kidney
Research
stigmast-4-en-3-one
polysulfide
gamma-sitosterol
thiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid

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Parkia speciosa Hassk. A potential phytomedicine. / Yusof, Kamisah; Othman, Faizah; Mohd Saad, Qodriyah; Jaarin, Kamsiah.

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