To date, medicinal plants are the most important resources in the discovery of new drugs. Clinacanthus nutans has been used traditionally in Thailand folk medicine to promote overall well-being. A few biological constituents of C. nutans and their physiological functions have been evaluated in previous studies. However, the mechanisms of action, potency and efficacy of the plant are still not well understood. In this review, the pharmacological properties of C. nutans such as anti-inflammatory effects, anti-proliferation, anti-venom and anti-bacterial activities, and their underlying mechanisms of action are presented and discussed.
- Anti-bacterial properties
- Clinacanthus nutans: Anti-inflammatory