VEGETOS: An International Journal of Plant ResearchOnline ISSN: 2229-4473
Print ISSN: 0970-4078

In vitro Conservation Efforts for Some Imperative Medicinal Plants of Northwest Himalayas for Sustainable Utilization

In vitro Conservation Efforts for Some Imperative Medicinal Plants of Northwest Himalayas for Sustainable Utilization

North Western Himalayas are repository of medicinal plants. These plants have potential to provide sustainable livelihood for local folks as well as herbal medicines for the cure of various ailments. The ever increasing demand of these medicinal herbs advocates their mass propagation through plant tissue culture. In the present investigation medicinal plants were documented for their medicinal properties, current status and vulnerability. Five medicinal plants namely Aconitum balfourii, Artemesia annua, Picrorhiza kurroa, Withania somnifera and Zingiber crysanthemum, were collected in order to develop an efficient protocol for their mass propagation and conservation.

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