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Author: Pankaj T. Yeole

No Photo Total Articles: 5 | Total Views: 598 | Points Scored: 3,098

City: Nashik | State: Maharashtra, India

About Me: I am currently working as Asssistant Professor at K. K. Wagh college of Agril. Biotech., Sarswatinagar, Nashik

Articles by Pankaj T. Yeole:
  • Sensitive Plant - Impact, Cultivation and Health Benefits ( 130 reads)   

    Sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica), also called humble plant, plant in the pea family (Fabaceae) that responds to touch and other stimulation by rapidly closing its leaves and drooping. Native to South and Central America, the plant is a widespread weed in tropical regions and has naturalized elsewhere in warm areas. It is commonly grown as a curiosity in greenhouses. The plant is a spiny subshrub and grows to a height of about 30 cm (1 foot). It has compound leaves and small globular pink or mauve flower puffs. The plant's unusually quick response to touch is due to rapid water release from specialized cells located at the bases of leaflet and leaf stalks. The leaves reopen in several minutes, and it is thought that this adaptation is a defense against browsing herbivores who may be startled by the movement. In addition to its response to physical stimuli, the leaves also droop in response to darkness and reopen with daylight, a phenomenon known as nyctinastic movement. Wild sensitive plant, or sensitive partridge pea , also exhibits sensitivity to touch but to a lesser degree. It is native to the eastern U.S. and the West Indies - Category: Agriculture
  • Therapeutic Applications of Pomegranate ( 109 reads)   

    The pomegranate, Punica granatum L., is an ancient, mystical, unique fruit borne on a small, long-living tree cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region, as far north as the Himalayas, in Southeast Asia, and in California and Arizona in the United States. In addition to its ancient historical uses, pomegranate is used in several systems of medicine for a variety of ilments. The pomegranate, Punica granatum L., is an ancient, mystical unique fruit borne on a small, long-living tree cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region, as far north as the Himalayas, in Southeast Asia, and in California and Arizona in the United States. Other potential applications include infant brain ischemia, male infertility, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, and obesity. - Category: Agriculture
  • Periwinkle- A Medicinal Plant ( 110 reads)   

    Periwinkle is a happy-go-lucky small sub shrub. It grows in adverse conditions, rain, heat, dust. It can be quite often seen growing out of cervices of walls. It is an evergreen sub shrub or herbaceous plant growing 1 m tall. The leaves are oval to oblong, 2.5-9 cm long and 1-3.5 cm broad, glossy green, hairless, with a pale midrib and a short leaf-stalk 1-1.8 cm long; they are arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are white to dark pink with a darker red centre, with a basal tube 2.5-3 cm long and a flower 2-5 cm diameter with five petal-like lobes. The fruit is a pair of follicles 2-4 cm long and 3 mm broad. Lots of cultivars have been developed with various colors, from red to white. - Category: Agriculture
  • Introduction to Medicinal plant - Saffron ( 149 reads)   

    The scientific name for saffron is Crocus sativus L. and belongs to the family of Iridaceas, the line of liliaceas. Among the 85 species belonging to the Crocus genus, saffron is the most fascinating and intriguing species. The word "saffron" is derived from the Arabic word za'faran, which translates to "yellow." Commercial saffron is made from the dried stigmas of the saffron flower, a triploid sterile plant and has a unique and distinctively pungent, honey-like flavour and aroma - Category: Agriculture
  • Periwinkle - A Medicinal Plant ( 100 reads)   

    Periwinkle is a happy-go-lucky small sub shrub. It grows in adverse conditions, rain, heat, dust. It can be quite often seen growing out of cervices of walls. It is an evergreen sub shrub or herbaceous plant growing 1 m tall. The leaves are oval to oblong, 2.5-9 cm long and 1-3.5 cm broad, glossy green, hairless, with a pale midrib and a short leaf-stalk 1-1.8 cm long; they are arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are white to dark pink with a darker red centre, with a basal tube 2.5-3 cm long and a flower 2-5 cm diameter with five petal-like lobes. The fruit is a pair of follicles 2-4 cm long and 3 mm broad. Lots of cultivars have been developed with various colors, from red to white - Category: Agriculture




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