Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.: a mini review of its therapeutic properties / Izzati Awang Rahman ... [et al.]

Awang Rahman, Izzati and Mohamed, Emida and Camalxaman, Siti Nazrina and Haron, Norhisham and Rambely, Azlin Sham (2020) Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.: a mini review of its therapeutic properties / Izzati Awang Rahman ... [et al.]. Health Scope, 3 (2). pp. 54-59. ISSN 2735-0649


Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. is a monocot perennial plant that belongs to the Bromeliaceae family. It is known as pineapple and is a common fruit in Malaysia. This review discusses its wide variety of phytochemical compounds and pharmacological properties. Based on the review, several parts of the A. comosus plant have been studied which include its stem, peel, crown, leaves and fruits. Alkaloids, α-amylase, acid and alkaline phosphatase, anthraquinones, bromelain, cardiac glycoside, coumarins, flavonoids, glycoside, inulin, napthoquinones, phenols, phytate, phytosterols, polyphenols, quinine, ribulose biphosphate carboxylase, saponin, steroids, sterols, tacorin, tannins, terpenoids and triterpenes have been identified from several parts of A. comosus. Due to the enormous number of bioactive compounds, various therapeutic properties and activities were recorded. Extracts of the plant has been proven to have medicinal effects such as protein anti-aggregation, wound healing, anti-proliferative, pro-apoptotic, anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, anti-coagulant, anthelminthic, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-plasmodial, anti-pyretic and cardioprotective properties.


Item Type: Article
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Awang Rahman, Izzati
Mohamed, Emida
Camalxaman, Siti Nazrina
Haron, Norhisham
Rambely, Azlin Sham
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > Plant physiology > Botanical chemistry. Phytochemicals
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Health Scope
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Healthscope
ISSN: 2735-0649
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 54-59
Keywords: Medicinal properties, phytochemical properties, Ananas comosus, pineapple
Date: June 2020
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