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Articles by M. Ayyanar
Total Records ( 2 ) for M. Ayyanar
  S. Antony Ceasar , M. Ayyanar and S. Ignacimuthu
  An improved protocol was developed for the micropropagation of Plumbago zeylanica L. from nodal explants. The best response of shoot induction was observed on Murashige and Skoog (MS) basal medium supplemented with 1.0 mg L-1 thidiazuron (TDZ) and 1.0 mg L-1 Kinetin (KN). The regenerated shoots rooted best on half strength Murashige and Skoog basal medium containing 1.0 mg L-1 indole-3-butyricacid (IBA). In vitro propagated plants were transferred to soil with 90% survival rate. The in vitro obtained plants did not show any detectable morphological variation compared to the normal plants. This system will help in the mass production of Plumbago zeylanica and other medicinally important plants.
  M. Ayyanar and S. Ignacimuthu
  Nature has been a source of medicinal agents for thousands of years and an impressive number of modern drugs have been isolated from natural sources, many based on their use in traditional medicine. Therapeutically interesting and important drugs can be developed from plant sources which are used in traditional systems of medicines. Indian traditional system of medicine is based on empirical knowledge of the observations and the experience over millennia and more than 5000 plants are used by different ethnic communities in India. The present communication constitutes a review on the medicinal properties and pharmacological actions of Cassia auriculata L. and Cissus quadrangularis Wall. used in Indian traditional medicine. These plants are known to contain various active principles of therapeutic value and to possess biological activity against a number of diseases.
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