Authors: Rajani Verma1 and Ramesh Kumar2
1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, SKNAU, Jobner, Rajasthan -303329 (India)
2Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujaratâ€" 362001 (India)
The term â€śmedicinal plantâ€ť includes various types of plants used in herbalism ("herbology" or "herbal medicine"). It is the use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such uses.
The word â€śherbâ€ť has been derived from the Latin word, â€śherbaâ€ť and an old French word â€śherbeâ€ť. Now days, herb refers to any part of the plant like fruit, seed, stem, bark, flower, leaf, stigma or a root, as well as a non-woody plant. Earlier, the term â€śherbâ€ť was only applied to non-woody plants, including those that come from trees and shrubs. These medicinal plants are also used as food, flavonoid, medicine or perfume and also in certain spiritual activities.
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Research Scholar Dept. of Plant Breeding and Genetics