The use of traditional treatment modalities with special mention of Piper sarmentosum in treatment of bone fracture

Mohamed Abdalla Estai, Farihah Suhaimi, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Srijit Das, Ima Nirwana Soelaiman

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Osteoporosis is a socio-public health issue which led to a rise in risk of fractures with subsequent delay in fracture healing. Fracture healing is a complex physiological process which involves four overlapping phases that is, haematoma formation, inflammation, repair and remodelling phases. It involves a series of biological cascades which resemble tissues differentiation that occur during foetal skeletal development. Several studies have been carried out to investigate the different traditional medicines using plants known for their fracture healing properties. Piper sarmentosum (Daun Kaduk) is widely distributed in South East Asia and used traditionally to treat many diseases such as diabetes mellitus, fungoid dermatitis and joint ache. The high costs and adverse effects of conventional treatment modalities may favor the wide usage of traditional herbal medicines. The current review focused on the usage of traditional herbal medicine to treat fractures healing in osteoporotic state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7132-7139
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Medicinal Plant Research
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - Dec 31 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Bone
  • Fracture healing
  • Herbs
  • Osteoporosis
  • Piper sarmentosum
  • Traditional medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Plant Science
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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