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Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng: Botanical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Nutritional Significance

Overview of attention for article published in Molecules, March 2016
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Title
Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng: Botanical, Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Nutritional Significance
Published in
Molecules, March 2016
DOI 10.3390/molecules21040369
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Authors

Greetha Arumugam, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Uma Rani Sinniah

Abstract

Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. is a perennial herb belonging to the family Lamiaceae which occurs naturally throughout the tropics and warm regions of Africa, Asia and Australia. This herb has therapeutic and nutritional properties attributed to its natural phytochemical compounds which are highly valued in the pharmaceutical industry. Besides, it has horticultural properties due to its aromatic nature and essential oil producing capability. It is widely used in folk medicine to treat conditions like cold, asthma, constipation, headache, cough, fever and skin diseases. The leaves of the plant are often eaten raw or used as flavoring agents, or incorporated as ingredients in the preparation of traditional food. The literature survey revealed the occurrence 76 volatiles and 30 non-volatile compounds belonging to different classes of phytochemicals such as monoterpenoids, diterpenoids, triterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, phenolics, flavonoids, esters, alcohols and aldehydes. Studies have cited numerous pharmacological properties including antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, antitumor, wound healing, anti-epileptic, larvicidal, antioxidant and analgesic activities. Also, it has been found to be effective against respiratory, cardiovascular, oral, skin, digestive and urinary diseases. Yet, scientific validation of many other traditional uses would be appreciated, mainly to discover and authenticate novel bioactive compounds from this herb. This review article provides comprehensive information on the botany, phytochemistry, pharmacology and nutritional importance of P. amboinicus essential oil and its various solvent extracts. This article allows researchers to further explore the further potential of this multi-utility herb for various biomedical applications.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 582 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 96 16%
Student > Master 69 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 7%
Professor 37 6%
Researcher 32 5%
Other 89 15%
Unknown 221 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 113 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 41 7%
Chemistry 35 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 33 6%
Other 76 13%
Unknown 250 43%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 February 2024.
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#2,229,573
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#967
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#13
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