ISSN Online: 2229-3566
ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ADOPTION OF THE GRAFTING TECHNIQUES AND POSSIBLE AVENUES IN MEDICINAL PLANTS A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Apoorva J M *, Shivaprasada Hudeda
Abstract: Human beings since from the origin have a close connection with the plants. Dependency of the human beings on plants varies from shelter, food etc to medicine. Even today 70% of the world’s population relies on herbs for the medicinal purpose. Due to this, to meet the demand of the herbal medicine to the world, pharmaceuticals procure the raw material from its natural habitat. In turn this led to not only destruction of medicinal plants in the natural habitat but also led to the extinction. Hence not only the conservation of herbs is important but also at the same time meeting the demand of the medicinal plants is important. Many advanced techniques like biotechnology, tissue culture, grafting etc came into light and these techniques help in this regard. Hence this paper discusses the importance of the grafting, adoption of the grafting techniques and possible benefits by using the technique on medicinal plants.
Keyword: Plants, Extinction, Conservation, Grafting technique.