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Lantana camara is a scrambling, thorny, evergreen shrub. It can grow up to 2 metres tall and perhaps 2.5 metres wide. Some forms of the plant are able to climber into other plants for support and thus reach greater heights. The plant is widely used in domestic medicine. It is commonly cultivated as an ornamental in tropical gardens, where it is also grown as a hedge plant. This herb is belongs to Verbenaceae family.
Lantana camara can be used in Food. Ripe fruits are eaten raw.
It contains triterpenoids, steroids, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins etc.
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Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Lantana camara Contains the Following nutritional components like - Vitamin-B and C; Saponins; Tannins; Flavonoids; Glycosides; Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Grows in a wide variety of habitats in the tropical and subtropical zones. It has succeeded in areas where the annual rainfall is around 750mm, though is then usually found along creek lines. Lantana camara is available through November to May.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
- "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.91, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
- Chemical constituents
- Karnataka Aushadhiya Sasyagalu By Dr.Maagadi R Gurudeva, Page no:315