International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences
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Int J Pharm Bio Sci Volume 12 Issue 3, 2021 (July-September), Pages:126-132

Biotechnological Approaches for In-Vitro Propagation of a Valuable Medicinal Plant - Vitex Negundo L


Bhaswatimayee Mahakur, Rosanara Begum and Durga Prasad Barik

Modern biotechnological and plant science methods, such as micropropagation techniques, have enormous potential for the production of best quality plant based medicinal products and aromatic compounds for human welfare. These also allow the large-scale propagation of disease-free plants, faster cloning and the survival of desirable genotypes in a very short period of time. To the majority of the world's population, medicinal plants are the most important source of life-saving natural drugs.  Vitex negundo L. is a aromatic, woody, flourishing, medicinal shrub or a small tree found in different countries of the world and is used to promote growth of hair, bronchitis, used in asthma, spleen enlargement, eye diseases, inflammations, leucoderma, painful teething and cure many other diseases in human welfare. This review shows the contributions of different micropropagation techniques, protocols and findings of researchers for the future development of novel, effective, safe and compound from V. negundo. The established protocol can be applied for large-scale in-vitro propagation of V. negundo. We have specifically illustrated where the plant is accessible in India using a map in this review. The use of techniques such as cell and tissue culture would allow for rapid proliferation and survival of plant species, as well as the improvement of the quality and quantity of bioactive secondary metabolites produced by the plant. The pharmacological actions and therapeutic benefits of V. negundo were reviewed and compiled in this article. It's worth noting that a single plant species is used in traditional and folk medicine to treat a wide range of health problems, some of which have been experimentally proven.

Keywords: V. Negundo, Medicinal Plant, Distribution, Uses, Micro propagation
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