Ethno-pharmacological potentialities of some ornamental plants in the family Bignoniaceae
Anish Babu VB, Antony VT, Binu Thomas
Bignoniaceae commonly called the ‘trumpet vine’ family; in which important ornamental species have large spectacular flowers. Many uses have been found for the plants and trees in this family. Apart from their aesthetic value they used as pharmaceutical or nutraceuticals and it also serve as natural remedies for specific health issues in its native region. In India it is mainly explored for ornamental landscaping or in decorative gardens, as they radiate different colors to the surroundings. Several studies show that they posses wide array of secondary metabolites of medicinal values which offers antioxidant, antifungal and antimicrobial activities. Present review is an attempt to highlights ethno pharmacological potentialities of some ornamental plants in the family Bignoniaceae.