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Medicinal and essential oil plants

Covering all aspects of the breeding, genetics, cultivation, plant protection, physiology, environment and postharvest technology of medicinal plants, essential oil plants, culinary herbs and spice plants.

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Herbal medications are gaining popularity due to their long history of use in traditional medicine. They serve as a reservoir for a diverse array of phytocompounds linked to amelioration of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a disturbance in the balance between generation and elimination of...

Muruthi, C. W.; Ngugi, M. P.; Runo, S. M.; Mwitari, P. G.
Heliyon, 2023, 9, 1,

The use of medicinal plants can make a valuable contribution to the prevention and treatment of young animal diseases. At the same time, the recovery of the animals can be supported in addition to the veterinary therapy. This fact sheet presents the traditionally most commonly used and...

Ayrle-Strauss, H.; Walkenhorst, M.
Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL
Kälber und Ferkel mit Arzneipflanzen stärken: Potenzial der Phytotherapie aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht, 2022, pp 25 pp.
CAB ReviewFull Text

Improvement of crop plants relies on the availability of plant genetic variation. There are several approaches for enhancing genetic variability and for breeding better genotypes to achieve high productivity to meet the demands of food security. India is an agrarian country, whose economic...

December 2022
arable land; cereals; climate change; crop production; crop yield; cultivars; food security; genetic variation; income; induced mutations; legumes; medicinal plants; mutagenesis; mutants; nutritive value; oilseeds; plant protection; recombination; seeds; stress response; stress
Badigannavar, A. M.; Suvendu Mondal; Penna Suprasanna
News Article

Light intensity, light duration and spectral distribution characteristics significantly affect growth, nutritional properties and sensory...

September 2021
Alexis Rendell-Dunn
AbstractFull Text

Cassia angustifolia Vahl, commonly known as senna, sonamukhi, belongs to family Fabacea and is a perennial shrub native of tropical Africa. Significance of this crop is due to its medicinal properties. In India, the plant was first introduced into Tirunelveli district from European countries during...

Meena, S. C.; Nisha Patel; Archana Sanyal; Mavji Patidar; Dilip Kumar
Agricultural Research Communication Centre
Legume Research, 2023, 46, 2, pp 204-210

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