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Tecoma stans Linn is an erect shrub commonly found in India. It is also known as yellow bells, yellow elder, trumpet flower, belonging to the family Bignoniaceae. Tecoma stans, showed antidiabetic, antioxidant, hypoglycemic, antitumor, antiinflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This review aims at describing the botanical description, classification, phytochemical and pharmacological profiles. Tecoma stans is a dicotyledonous herb popularly grown for its flowers as anornamental /garden plant in normal gardens and temples. It is also known as Bignonia stans L. It has wide selection of medicinal and pharmacological applications. Almost all parts (leaves, root, flower, seed, fruit, and bark) of the plant are reported for its medicinal use. Tecoma stans could also be an herbal medicine used for treatment of diabetes, digestive problems, and control of yeast infections, as powerful diuretic, vermifuge and tonic. Preliminary phytochemical screening of this plant revealed the presence of tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, quinones and traces of saponins and amino acids. This review supports all updated information on its phytochemical and pharmacological activities and its traditional uses.