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Solanum torvum is a commonly used herb in traditional medicine and have been widely used for the treatment of large number of human ailments. This review paper support updated information on its phytochemical and pharmacological activities and scientific approach about the potential role of S. torvum on BPH treatment. The chemical compound of this plant has been used as antihypertensive, antioxidant, cardiovascular, anti-platelet agregation, antimicrobial, sedative, digestive, hemostatics, diuretic, analgesic and antiinflammatory. S. torvum has been widely used by the people of Indonesia to overcome prostate disorders. However, the literature search showed that pharmacological study of S. torvum against BPH has never been reported previously. This review attempt to find relationship between traditional concept and scientiffically proved activities, especially role of S. torvum on BPH treatment. S. torvum have therapeutic potential for the treatment of BPH because its anti- inflammatory, imunomadulator and antioxidant activity. S. torvum is a promising medicinal plant for treatment of BPH. The possibly beneficial role of S. torvum in BPH has not been suggested. Thus, further research can be designed to prove this hypothesis.


Solanum torvum Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia antiinflammatory Immunomodulatory antioxidant

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Peranginangin, J. M., Soemardji, A. A., I, K. A., & D, D. D. (2013). Therapeutic potency of Solanum torvum Swartz on benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment : A review. International Journal of Research in Phytochemistry and Pharmacology, 3(3), 121-127. Retrieved from