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Beck, Samantha [1], Kopp, Olga [2].

A review of the Phytochemistry and Ethnopharmacology of Tridax procumbens.

Originating in Central and South America, Tridax procumbens, a member of the Asteraceae family has great ethnobotanical potential. It is a perennial plant with a capitulum inflorescence that results in abundant production of achenes, making it a noxious weed if not controlled. The purpose of this paper is to review the traditional uses of T. procumbens, along with the documented biological activity in order to highlight the importance of continuing research on this species. An in-depth review of the literature of this species was done using different sources, including ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Nature, PubMed and other databases. T. procumbens produces secondary metabolites that have been reported to have a variety of medicinal uses such as: anti-anemic, anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, pain relief, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer, and immunomodulating properties. Different methods of extraction were compiled to show the wide range of various T. procumbens extracts in a variety of biochemical research. This paper shows that more exploration is needed for the potential of T. procumbens’ secondary metabolites as medicine or preventive treatment, making it a promising ethnobotanical resource.

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1 - Utah Valley University, Biology, 800 W University Pkwy, Orem, Utah, 84058, USA
2 - Utah Valley University, Biology, 800 W University Pkwy, Orem, Utah, 84058, United States

Tridax procumbens.

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Ethnobotany
Location: Exhibit Hall/Omni Hotel
Date: Monday, June 26th, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PET004
Abstract ID:128
Candidate for Awards:Economic Botany Section best poster

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