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According to the Thai medical textbook, Som Kung (Ampelocissus martini Planch) is known as a cough remedy, a bruise in asthma, and a mild laxative. In addition, Som Kung contains antioxidants that are one of the key ingredients to help humans stay healthy. As a natural occurring antioxidant, it contains phenolic compounds, which are anti-cancer compounds, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and reduce high blood pressure
From the study of the extract tested for antioxidant efficacy from Som Kung seeds, we found phytochemicals at a high level that was able to show the highest antioxidant activity in ABTS assays or as a method for analyzing antioxidant activity.