Phaleria macrocarpa (mahkota dewa) is a medicinal plant that originated from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is traditionally used by people for treating diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer and kidny disorder.
P.macrocarpa shows different bioactivities such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-hyperlipidemia and anti-bacterial. P.macrocarpa contains a high level of flavonoid and quercetin compound.
Quercetin has the potential to reduce LDL cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol and lowered blood pressure and blood sugar slightly.
Therefore, the active ingredients contained in the fresh fruit of P.macrocarpa were used as its starting material in the formulation for the treatment of obesity.
Date of Input: 29/12/2017 | Updated: 03/01/2018 | hasniah
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