Natural Products Chemistry & Research

Natural Products Chemistry & Research
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ISSN: 2329-6836

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Kulip J

Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

  • Research Article   
    Ethnobotanical and Phytochemical Studies on Indigenous Zingiber spp. (Zingiberaceae) from Tambunan District, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
    Author(s): Kulip J*, Nawan CST, Vairappan CS and Jaumin B

    Studies on the ethnobotany and phytochemical on three species of wild Zingiber (Zingiberaceae) namely Z.Z. pseudopungens, Zingiber chlorobracteatum and Zingiber coloratum were conducted in Timbou Village, Tambunan District, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, Alab Mount and Mahua waterfall, Crocker Range from 1st Oct. until 7th Oct 2019. The objectives of these studies were to survey the ethnobotanical uses of the three wild Zingiber species used by the local Dusun communities of Tambunan, to extract essential oils from the major Zingiber species and lastly to determine the chemical components in the essential oils and to test it against bacteria. Ethnobotanical uses for these three Zingiber species are as follow, Z. pseudopungens leaves and stem are bitter.. Read More»

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