Ageratum conyzoides L., is an annual herb with a long history of traditional medicinal uses in many countries in the world, especially in the tropical and subtropical regions. A wide range of chemical compounds including alkaloids, flavonoids, chromenes, benzofurans and terpenoids have been isolated from this species. Extracts and metabolites from this plant have been found to possess pharmacological and insecticidal activities. The comprehensive account of the chemical constituents and the biological activities are presented in this review such that the potential use of this plant either in pharmaceutics or as an agricultural resource can be evaluated.
- Ageratum conyzoides