Lantana camara is a perennial flowering plant native to the tropical regions of Africa and America. When bruised the lantana camara gives a spicy pungent smell and its leaves and stems are covered in rough hair. This plant grows to a height of between 1t 3 metres and it can spread to about 2.5 meters in width. Its leaves are 3-8 cm long by 3-6 cm in wide and are pointed at the tips. Its aromatic flowers exist in clusters and are red, blue yellow and sometimes white. There are a lot of health benefits that come with the use of lantana camara.
- Treatment of diabetes
Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which there is an increase in the levels of the blood sugar either due to absolute insulin deficiency or an increased resistance of the body’s cells to the action of insulin. In its management, the reduction of the blood glucose levels to the normal ranges is key. With the lantana camara you can hit good milestones in keeping your blood glucose levels within the normal range. The menthol extracts from this plant is anti-hyperglycemic there by regulating the blood glucose levels.