Plant profile, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Duranta erecta (Golden Drew Drop): A review
Santosh Butle, Anita Wagh , Prashant Jadhav

More than half of the world's population depends on traditional medicine for their primary health care. The main source of traditional medicine in plants. Numbers of plants are used in the treatment of different diseases and ailments. Among them, Duranta erecta Linn. is a small to moderate size plant of family Verbenaceae, commonly called as Skyflower, Pigeon berry, Golden dewdrop, Creeping Skin Flower. Plant parts such as leaves, fruit, stem, and flowers have been reported for possessing antimalarial, antibacterial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic activity. Screening of fruit, flowers, leaves, and stem shows the presence of various phytochemicals like iridoid glycoside, alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, terpenes, tannins, and sterols. The present review focuses on details of geographical distribution, morphology, phytoconstituents, and pharmacological properties of Duranta erecta reported so far.

Keywords: Duranta erecta, Morphology, Phytoconstituents, Pharmacology, Traditional use