Traditional application of Lantana trifolia

Ttraditionally is used in Mexico to treat tuberculosis, bronchitis, cough, cold, asthma, stomach ailments, kidney pain and In Bolivia, leaves of L. cujabensis Schauer are crushed between fingers and sniffed to treat head colds. L. viburnoides var kisi has ethnobotanical importance in Tanzania, where it is used to repel mosquitoes and in traditional medicine for stomach ache relief L. lilacina Desf. it has been used in traditional medicine to treat colds and bronchitis

  1. salvifolia Jacq is a plant widely used in the Congo as an herbal tea. The decoction of the leaves is used against typhoid fever
  2. indica Roxb. is used as a sudorific, intestinal antiseptic and diaphoretic, and in treatment of tetanus, rheumatism and malaria in Indian medicine . A previous ethnobotanical study showed that L. achyranthifolia Desf. was recognized as one of the most important among the 44 species used for the treatment of gastrointestinal illnesses in Zapotitlan de las Salinas, Puebla (Mexico

Infusions of the aerial part of these plants have been used by native people to treat this type of disorder.

  1. canescens Kunth is used mainly for xeriscaping, as it is drought-tolerant. In Northeast Brazil, the local community in Timbauba city (Pernambuco State) uses this species as an analgesic

The concoction from the leaves of L. radula Sw. is used in Brazil as a tea to treat coughs, influenza and bronchitis

Lantana trifolia L. is popularly used to treat colds, flu and sore throat (Silva et al., 2005). L. fucata Lindl. is a Brazilian species used in folk medicine for the treatment of respiratory disorders

  1. camara has been used for the treatment of various human ailments, such as ulcers, malaria, influenza, tumors, swellings, bilious fever, eczema eruptions, stomach ache, toothache and as antiseptic for wounds
  2. montevidensis Briq. have been used in folk medicine for the same purposes as L. camara

One study reported that essential oils from the leaves of L. camara L. and Lantana sp. were evaluated to toxicity activity using Artemia salina larvae


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