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- Teschke, Rolf; Xuan, Tran Dang
- Nutrients 2018 v.10 no.2
- Alpinia zerumbet, etc ; antioxidants; cuisine; diet; essential oils; fatty acids; genetic factors; ginger; islands; longevity; phenolic acids; phenols; Ryukyu Archipelago; Show all 13 Subjects
- ... The longevity of the population in the Okinawa Islands of Japan has been ascribed to genetic factors and the traditional Okinawa cuisine, which is low in calories and high in plant content. This diet includes shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet (Pers.) B.L. Burtt & R.M. Sm) of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Due to its local popularity, Alpinia zerumbet has become the subject of a good deal of s ...
- Pereira, Pedro S.; Maia, Ana J.; Duarte, Antônia E.; Oliveira-Tintino, Cícera Datiane M.; Tintino, Saulo R.; Barros, Luiz M.; Vega-Gomez, Maria C.; Rolón, Miriam; Coronel, Cathia; Coutinho, Henrique D.M.; da Silva, Teresinha G.
- Food and chemical toxicology 2018 v.119 pp. 387-391
- Alpinia zerumbet, etc ; Leishmania; Trypanosoma cruzi; antiparasitic properties; camphor; cineole; cytotoxicity; essential oils; food preparation; leaves; parasites; rhizomes; sabinene; sedatives; seeds; toxicology; Asia; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... Alpinia speciosa K. Schum, known as colônia (colony), is native to tropical Asia and found in parts of tropical America. Its leaves are used to wrap food, rhizomes for food preparation and seeds for health maintenance, and have been widely used by the population as a diuretic, antihypertensive, antiulcerogenic and sedative. The present study aimed to verify the leishmanicidal and trypanocidal pote ...