A Review on Medicinal Properties of Lantana camara Linn

ABSTRACT The knowledge of traditional medicine and medicinal plants and their study of scientific chemical principles may lead to the discovery of newer and cheaper drugs. Lantana camara is well known to cure several diseases and used in various folk medicinal preparations. In last few decades, scientist and researchers around the globe have elaborately studied the chemical composition of whole plant of L. camara as well as biological pharmacological activities. These studies established the therapeutic potential of Lantana camara in modern medicines and a possible candidate for the drug discovery. The present review gives a bird's eye view on ethnobotany, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of L. camara.

  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This study investigated the anti-inflammatory potential of the alcohol extract of Achyranthes aspera Linn. (Amaranthaceae) in Wistar rats after oral administration (50, 100, and 200 mg/kg). This was done using the carrageenan-induced paw edema method (acute inflammatory model) and cotton pellet granuloma test (chronic inflammatory model). The alcohol extract showed significant suppressed granuloma formation. Collectively, these data demonstrate promising anti-inflammatory activity against both acute and chronic inflammation. In addition, inhibition of prostaglandins and bradykinins may play a role. This study revealing the promising anti-inflammatory activity of Achyranthes aspera roots has been carried out scientifically for the first time.
    Pharmaceutical Biology 09/2009; 47(10):973-975. DOI:10.1080/13880200902967979 · 1.34 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Methanolic extract (75%) of Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica, Emblica officinalis and their combination named 'Triphala' (equal proportion of above three plant extracts) are being used extensively in Indian system of medicine. They were found to inhibit lipid peroxide formation and to scavenge hydroxyl and superoxide radicals in vitro. The concentration of plant extracts that inhibited 50% of lipid peroxidation induced with Fe(2+)/ascorbate were food to be 85.5, 27, 74 and 69 micro g/ml, respectively. The concentration needed for the inhibition of hydoxyl radical scavenging were 165, 71, 155.5 and 151 micro g/ml, and that for superoxide scavenging activity were found to be 20.5, 40.5, 6.5 and 12.5 micro g/ml, respectively. Oral administration of the extracts (100 mg/kg body weight) reduced the blood sugar level in normal and in alloxan (120 mg/kg) diabetic rats significantly within 4 h. Continued, daily administration of the drug produced a sustained effect.
    Journal of Ethnopharmacology 08/2002; 81(2):155-60. DOI:10.1016/S0378-8741(02)00034-X · 2.94 Impact Factor
  • Source


Available from
May 29, 2014