Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: June | Volume: 3 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 12-15
Effect of Zingiber Officinale and Allium Cepa Aqueous Extract on the Germination and Seedling Growth of Tomato Seeds
Pratibha Rawal, Rajendra Singh Adhikari
Botany Department, L.S.M. Govt. P.G. College Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India.
Corresponding Author: Pratibha Rawal
The present studies find out the potential use of plant derived products in the treatment of seed-borne diseases. Medicinal plants are prominent and are cultivated worldwide and are used commercially. The present study evaluated and analysed the effect of aqueous plant extracts from two medicinal plants (Zingiber officinale and Allium cepa) on tomato seed quality. The study found that seed treatment with Zingiber officinale showed greater seed germination than both the control and tomato seeds treated with Allium cepa extract. Zingiber officinale not only increases seed germination but also inhances vigour more than Allium cepa and control. The study concluded that seed treatment with medical plant extracts may enhance seed quality and vigour.
Key words:Germination, Seed Vigour, Medicinal Plants, Zingiber officinale and Allium cepa.