J Herbmed Pharmacol. 2023;12: 25-40.
doi: 10.34172/jhp.2023.03
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Reviewing the reported pharmacognostic and pharmacological investigations on Tecoma stans Juss. ex Kunth

Asmaa Khattab 1* ORCID logo, Nagwa E Awad 2 ORCID logo, Doaa Abdel Fadeel 1* ORCID logo, Maha Fadel 1 ORCID logo

1 Pharmaceutical Nano-Technology Unit, Department of Medical Applications of Laser, National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILES), Cairo University, P.O. 12613, Giza, Egypt
2 Pharmacognosy Department, National Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
*Corresponding Authors: Email: asmaakhattabtravel@gmail.com; Corresponding author: Doaa Abdel Fadeel, Email: d_fadeel@cu.edu.eg, , Email: doaa.fadeel@niles.edu.eg


This review is destined for a comprehensive assessment of the phytochemistry and medicinal properties of Tecoma stans, a widely used plant in folk cultures, as a traditionally safe and effective treatment for different diseases and complications. The attainable and reachable sources of T. stans confirmed its origin, ethnopharmacological properties, and therapeutic medicinal uses. Besides a hundred chemical compounds that have been isolated, the main active constituents are flavonoids, alkaloids, phenolic acids, and fatty acids. T. stans exerted many medicinal benefits, including antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, and nephroprotective properties. However, there is a shortage of in vivo studies, especially adequate dosage and toxicity studies. More studies should be carried out for nutritional data. This review represents a scientific understanding of clinical correlations and applications of phytocompounds from T. stans in protecting and treating many complaints and disorders.
Keywords: Bignoniaceae, Flavonoids, Alkaloids, Antioxidants, Fatty acids

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

This work is to present a literature review that categorizes the important phytoconstituents of Tecoma stans. Moreover, this review classifies the biological activities of the plant according to the latest published studies. Therefore, it provides beneficial information for future in vivo and clinical studies on T. stans.

Please cite this paper as: Khattab A, Awad NE, Fadeel DA, Fadel M. Reviewing the reported pharmacognostic and pharmacological investigations on Tecoma stans Juss. ex Kunth. J Herbmed Pharmacol. 2023;12(1):25-40. doi: 10.34172/ jhp.2023.03.

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Submitted: 07 Aug 2022
Revision: 13 Oct 2022
Accepted: 14 Oct 2022
ePublished: 31 Dec 2022
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