Lantana camara L. and Lantana montevidensis (Spreng.) Briq.
Species of the genus Lantana (Verbenaceae) are among the species studied scientifically. Lantana camara L. and Lantana montevidensis (Spreng.) Briq. are shrubs present in various countries, where they are often grown as ornamental plants. They have been used in many parts of the world to treat a variety of diseases. For decades, these species have been widely studied with regards to their phytochemical components, among them terpenoids, flavonoids and phenylpropanoids being the more commonly isolated secondary metabolites. Ethnopharmacological information, isolated constituents, as well as the activities of their different phytochemicals are the focus of this chapter. All these aspects allow an evaluation of the ethnopharmacological potential of these species for the utilization of the large biomass of these plants.
KeywordsLantana camara L. Lantana montevidensis (Spreng.) Briq. Chemical constituents Biological activities
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