Ethnobotanical uses, phytochemistry and biological activities of Clerodendrum paniculatum L. (Lamiaceae): A comprehensive review

  • T.R. Prashith Kekuda Department of Microbiology, S.R.N.M.N College of Applied Sciences, N.E.S campus, Balraj Urs Road, Shivamogga-577201, Karnataka, India
  • S.J. Sudharshan Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India


Clerodendrum L. is an important genus in the family Lamiaceae in terms of its medicinal values and pharmacological properties. The genus comprises of more than 500 species distributed worldwide. In this review, we present an updated information on ethnobotanical uses, phytochemistry and biological activities of Clerodendrum paniculatum L. (Lamiaceae). The plant is one the most spectacular Clerodendrum species and is grown commonly for ornamental purpose. The plant is reported to have ethnomedicinal importance as the plant is used as remedy for ailments and disorders such as wounds, typhoid, snakebite, jaundice, giddiness, malaria, anemia and hemorrhoids. Various phytochemicals such as rutin, quercetin, β-sitosterol, β-amyrin, lupeol, oleanolic aldehyde acetate, stigmasta-4,25-dien-3-one, and (3β)-stigmasta-4,22,25-trien-3-ol have been identified in C. paniculatum. The plant is shown to exhibit biological activities such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, cytotoxic, hypolipidemic, insecticidal and anti-ageing activity.

Keywords: Clerodendrum paniculatum L., Ethnobotanical, Traditional, Phytochemicals, Biological activities


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T.R. Prashith Kekuda, Department of Microbiology, S.R.N.M.N College of Applied Sciences, N.E.S campus, Balraj Urs Road, Shivamogga-577201, Karnataka, India

Department of Microbiology, S.R.N.M.N College of Applied Sciences, N.E.S campus, Balraj Urs Road, Shivamogga-577201, Karnataka, India

S.J. Sudharshan, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India


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Prashith Kekuda T, Sudharshan S. Ethnobotanical uses, phytochemistry and biological activities of Clerodendrum paniculatum L. (Lamiaceae): A comprehensive review. JDDT [Internet]. 15Oct.2018 [cited 28Oct.2020];8(5-s):28-4. Available from: