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Review: The Bioavailability Activity of Centella asiatica

Patchanee Yasurin, Malinee Sriariyanun, Theerawut Phusantisampan


Centella asiatica (Bao-bog, Tiger Herbal, Pennywort, Gotu kola) has been announced as one of five “Thailand Champion Herbal Products (TCHP)” by the Department for Development of Thai Transitional and Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Public Health. C. asiatica has been investigated for its bioavailability activity, antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory activity, wound healing activity and anticancer activity. C. asiatica contains many types of active compounds: terpenoids, terpenoids and phenols. Thus, C. asiatica has high potential to be applied in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries.


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DOI: 10.14416/j.ijast.2015.11.001


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