Alpinia galanga or Lengkuas (Zingiberaceae): A Possible Treatment for COVID-19


  • Arif Nur Muhammad Ansori



Alpinia galanga, COVID-19, Medicinal Plant, Phytochemistry, SARS-CoV-2


Alpinia galanga (Zingiberaceae) or lengkuas is one type of herbal plant that is widely grown in Southeast
Asia. Various countries cultivate this medicinal plant, including Indonesia. This medicinal plant has a variety
of benefits and also be used as a treatment for many diseases. Although the lengkuas rhizome is the most
widely used and studied part of the plant, the flower on the lengkuas can also provide additional advantages,
such as antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Therefore, this study aimed to demonstrate lengkuas for the
future prospects against SARS-CoV-2. In summary, this study suggests that lengkuas might be useful as a
treatment for COVID-19, although further studies could be conducted to confirm the results of computational

Author Biography

Arif Nur Muhammad Ansori

Doctoral Student, Doctoral Program in Veterinary Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga,
Surabaya, Indonesia



How to Cite

Arif Nur Muhammad Ansori. (2021). Alpinia galanga or Lengkuas (Zingiberaceae): A Possible Treatment for COVID-19. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 2392-2395.