Ka-meng

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Yamaratee Jaisin

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Ka-meng (Eclipta spp.) is a valuable plant which has long been used in local traditional medicine in many tropical and subtropical countries like India, China, Brazil and Thailand. Up to now, extensive studies have reported a diversity of pharmacological activities of this plant, including antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hypolipidemic, hepatoprotective, renoprotective, anticancer, neuroprotective, antihyperglycemic, antihypertensive, radioprotective, and hair growth-promoting effects. Thus this article provides a comprehensive review of evidence-based information regarding phytochemical components, pharmacological effects of extracts and chemical constituents, toxicity, and clinical studies of Ka-meng.

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