Lantana camara Linn: A REVIEW
In recent years, focus on plant research has increased all over the world and large body of evidence has collected to show immense potential of medicinal plants used in various traditional systems. In the traditional systems of medicine, most of the remedies were taken from plants and they were proved to be useful. Lantana camara L, belong to the family Verbenaceae, is such a herb used traditionally to treat various ailments like tetanus, rheumatism, malaria, cough, fevers, cold, rheumatisms, asthma to mention a few. Many phytochemical investigations have been done on this plant. The plant was reported to contain various compounds like triterpenoids, proteins, carbohydrates, lactones, furfural, flavonoids, amino acids, alkaloids, saponins, glycosides, tannins, steroids. Many of the traditional uses have been scientifically proved. The ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Lantana camara L. are discussed in this review.