Antimicrobial efficacy of Tecoma stans (L.) Juss ex Kunth: A review
Mukul Anand, R Basavaraju
Medicinal plants represent a rich source of antimicrobial agents. In recent years, in order to discover novel antioxidant and antimicrobial drugs, screening of medicinal plants has been accelerated. Tecoma stans of the Bignoniaceae family, is a potent medicinal plant with spectrum of therapeutic potential. Tecoma stans has been used for variety of purposes in herbal medicine for treating diabetes and gastro-intestinal disorders and various other non-communicable diseases. The increase in incidence of communicable diseases and emergence of multidrug resistant pathogens paved the way in search of new drugs for the treatment of various ailments. Traditionally plants have been used as curative agents for the treatment of numerous diseases. The main aim of this review was to collate the research work undertaken by various scientists regarding antimicrobial potential of Tecoma stans in order to provide a baseline for future works.