ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON FOLKLORE USES AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF LANTANA CAMARA L.
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Ramya NS *, Sriwidya Bharati, Subrahmanya P
Abstract: Lantana camara L., a flowering plant belonging to the family Verbenaceae, has arrived in India as an ornamental plant. Now, it has escaped from the garden and turned over the entire ecosystem. Lantana camara not only spreads fast but does not allow other plants in its vicinity to grow and leads to the migration of those plants, so eradicating Lantana has been practised in several areas of India, but its management is complicated because this is a tough plant that grows quickly and aggressively. Despite its reputation as a troublesome weed, the plant has great potential to cure several diseases like wounds, ulcers, etc. This paper reviews the medicinal uses and various pharmacological properties of Lantana camara L.
Keyword: Lantana camara, ecosystem, pharmacological properties, eradication.