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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 5 (2019)

Aloevera propagation & economic feasibility

Author(s):

Shreya Sen, Kusumakar Gautam and Sandeep Kumar Yadav

Abstract:
<em>Aloe vera</em> Linn. (Liliaceae) is a medicinal plant and has a number of curative properties along with wider adaptibility. Vegetative propagation has not enough potential for supplying market demand. However, via <em>in vitro</em> propagation makes possible the mass production of Aloe plants. There is a lack of production of Aloe leaf to meet the industry demand. So, it is necessary to undertake large-scale cultivation of Aloe. A single plant produces 2–3 offshoots in a year which is not sufficient for undertaking commercial cultivation. <em>In vitro</em> propagation or tissue culture of plants holds tremendous potential for the production of high-quality plant-based medicines. This can be achieved through different methods including micropropagation. From the economic point of view Aloevera cultivation gives more profitability with a low resource requirement as well as it starts to give return from second year onwards. This is a hardy perennial tropical plant that can be cultivated in drought prone areas and is one of the crops whose potential is yet to be exploited, despite being identified as 'a new plant resource with the most promising prospects in the world.

Pages: 219-222  |  1655 Views  789 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Shreya Sen, Kusumakar Gautam and Sandeep Kumar Yadav. Aloevera propagation &amp; economic feasibility. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(5S):219-222.

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