P.C. Sharma's scientific contributions

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The seeds ofWithania somnifera Dunal sh{)\red \'c'-ypoor germination with the soil and climate of Pune. To enliance the germi n a t i on percentage, seeds \I'ere subjected to presowing t re at me nt with dUi~'n!1I1 co n cen t rct t io ns of (;,-1" The !>n:.\{)\\illg /J'l'IIIIIIClIl ofCA, 15f)() ppmfor }:/ hours \\'(11' [ouutl to he \'{'IT effective...
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ymelina arborea Linn. (Gambari) is a tree distributed throughout India and Andaman &- Nicobar islands. It is an important medicinal plant used is various Ayurvedic formulations especially Dasamularist. The present paper deals with its cultivation in the degraded rocky soil ofPune alongwith experimental data.)

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... When it is compared with control, GA 3 application, mechanical scarification and 24 hours water soaking indeed increased the germination percentage having maximum value in laboratory i.e. 86±0.34 with GA 3 500µg/l. This is in conformity with the previous work [26]. Next to GA 3 application , the mechanical scarification was also effective in enhancing the mean germination percentage which varied from 68.8±0.46 to 78.6±0.41.This may be attributed to the fact that scarification of seeds have made imbibition of water through seed coat easier and hence improved germination percentage. ...
... Raamasenaka, Haima (growing in Himalayan region.). 1 Different vernacular names are Kirata (Sanskrit), Kirataka (Sanskrit), Bhunimba (Sanskrit), Kiratatiktaka (Sanskrit); Chirta (Assamese); Chirata (Bengal), Chireta (English); Kariyatu (Gujrati), Kariyatun (Gujrati); Chirayata (Hindi); Nalebevu (Kannada), Chirata Kaddi (Kannada), Chirayat (Kannada); Lose (Kashmiri), Chiraita (Kashmiri); Nelaveppu (Malayalam), Kirayathu (Malayalam), Nilamakanjiram (Malayalam); Kiraita (Marathi), Kaduchiraita (Marathi); Chireita (Oriya); Chiretta (Punjabi), Chiraita (Punjabi); Nilavembu (Tamil); Nelavemu (Telugu); Chiraita (Urdu). 2 Its parts used for medicinal purpose is panchanga (whole plant). Here, panchanga are phala (fruits), moola (root), pushpa (flower), kanda (stem) and patra (leaves). ...
... Gmelina arborea is a fast-growing, deciduous and economically important tree species. The roots of this plant are one of the ingredients of "Dashmuladikwath" and "Bhrahatpanchamool" of Ayurveda, which constitutes a number of Ayurvedic preparations, used as tonics (Sharma et al., 2001). The roots and bark materials of this plant are useful in hallucination, piles, abdominal pains, burning sensations, fevers, 'tridosha' and urinary discharge (Nadkarni, 1976;Kirtika, 1984). ...
... Black cumin has historically been a component of traditional Indian medicine regimens such as Ayurveda and Unani. [7] Oil and seeds from N. nativa have widely been exploited for medicinal benefits, [8][9] despite the seeds having wide culinary application as spices or preservatives. When mixed with food/honey, cumin seeds have traditionally been effective as safe anthelminthic, lactogogues or carminative agents. ...