A Mini Review on Some Known Medicinal Uses of Tridax procumbens



  • Sarah A. Evbuomwan Department of Biochemistry, Covenant University, Km 10, Idiroko Road, Sango Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Omolola. E Omotosho Department of Biochemistry, Covenant University, Km 10, Idiroko Road, Sango Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Olusegun. O. Akinola Department of Biochemistry, Covenant University, Km 10, Idiroko Road, Sango Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria


Cardioprotective, Hepatoprotective, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Wound healing, Anti-diabetic, Anti-hypertensive, Tridax procumbens


Plants are a valuable source of medication and have a significant impact on global health. Medicinal herbs and plants have long been recognized as valuable sources of medicines and curative remedies. Medicinal plants are considered rich sources of ingredients that can be used for drug development. This has propelled scientists and researchers to investigate the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of various ailments. One of the plants with a wide variety of medicinal purposes is the Tridax procumbens plant. It is a highly potent plant that has many health benefits. Tridax procumbens is readily available and with all the medicinal benefits, it is still underutilized due to lack of or insufficient awareness. This study is aimed at reviewing the anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, wound healing, antimicrobial, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, and cardioprotective potentials of the Tridax procumbens plant. Google Scholar, Elsevier, NCBI, and PubMed databases were searched from 2009 to 2023 using specific keywords. Searching was done only
using the English language. Thirty-six (36) articles were evaluated in this review. Most of the research articles included in this review supported the claims. It was concluded that this plant has medicinal properties due to the bioactive compounds it contains which help to ameliorate many health conditions.


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Evbuomwan, S. A., Omotosho, O. E., & Akinola, O. O. (2023). A Mini Review on Some Known Medicinal Uses of Tridax procumbens: http://www.doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v7i8.1. Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research (TJNPR), 7(8), 3573–3584. Retrieved from https://tjnpr.org/index.php/home/article/view/2394