Shweta Bhodiwala*, Reenu Agarwala & Sunita Chauhanb
aDepartment of Botany, IIS (Deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
bKumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur,Rajasthan, India
Received : 23rd November, 2022 ; Revised : 24th December, 2022
Abstract– Lantana camara is more famous as poisonous weed instead of medicinal plant in the majority of the nations. The camara plant can propagate even in the outrageous extreme climate of tropical as well as sub-tropical areas and thus get naturalized overall as a decorative plant counting India. Steroid, flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, triterpenoids and tannins are some phytochemicals that are identified from the L. camara L. Besides, this plant is also its contribution in the form of oil- generating plants, and the accessible fundamental oil available in the market is known by the name of Lantana oil. However it also shows its properties in treating variety of diseases viz. bronchitis, stomach pain, gastrointestinal diseases, etc. The natural resources are misused and have drawn nearer to the edges of earth’s capability. Mill made paper’s life cycle really damages the atmosphere from beginning and lasts for the end. Thus this study highlights that how an alternative ecosafe material and method can help in the production of handmade paper. The key purpose is to emphasize the potential of invasive plants and weeds those makes the negative effect on the other side by crops. Thus, these weeds are used as nonwood raw material for paper production.
Key words: Medicinal, Poisonous, Ornamental, Disease, Invasive plant, Natural Resources, Handmade paper.