CONSERVATION OF MEDICINAL PLANT BRYOPHYLLUM PINNATUM (LAM.) KURZ BY IN VITRO NODAL CULTUREAbstract
Bryophyllum pinnatum is widely used in ayurvedic system of medicine as astringent, analgesic, carminative and also useful in diarrhoea and vomiting. It is naturalized throughout the hot and moist parts of India. The leaves of B. pinnatum have a variety of uses in the traditional system of medicine in India. They are eaten for diabetes, diuresis, dissolving kidney stones, respiratory tract infections, as well as applied to wounds, boils, and insect bites. It is useful for preventing alcoholic, viral and toxic liver damages. The aqueous extract of this plant have shown anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-tumor and cutaneous leishmanicidal activities. Maximum percent shoot and root regeneration took place in A3 and A16 set respectively which was 80±1.45 % for the former and 75±1.84 % for the latter. The shoot regeneration which was acquired in set A3 was statistically highly significant while regeneration in A15 was more and statistically highly significant.
Chandra Gurnani*, Vikram Kumar , Shinam Mukhija , Poonam Narula and Rajat Bhola
Department of Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand College, Sriganganagar, Rajasthan, India
01 October, 2013
11 February, 2014
03 May, 2014
01, June 2014