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Recent Advances in Food, Nutrition & Agriculture


ISSN (Print): 2772-574X
ISSN (Online): 2772-5758

Mini-Review Article

Sustainable Approaches to Boost Yield and Chemical Constituents of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants by Application of Biostimulants

Author(s): Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian and Wenli Sun*

Volume 13, Issue 2, 2022

Published on: 20 October, 2022

Page: [72 - 92] Pages: 21

DOI: 10.2174/2772574X13666221004151822

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Introduction: Biostimulants consist of natural ingredients, metabolites of fermentation, micro-organisms, algae or plant extracts, bacteria, mushrooms, humus substances, amino acids, biomolecules, etc.

Methods: In this study, all relevant English-language articles were collected. The literature was reviewed using the keywords of biostimulant, medicinal plant, aromatic plant, natural products, and pharmaceutical benefits from Google Scholar, Scopus, and PubMed databases.

Results: The significant and promoting impact of biostimulants has been reported for different medicinal and aromatic plants, such as salicylic acid for ajuga, artichoke, ajwain, basil, common rue, common sage, common thyme, coneflower, coriander, dendrobium, desert Indian wheat, dragonhead, fennel, fenugreek, feverfew, ginger, groundnut, guava, henna, Iranian soda, lavender, lemon balm, lemongrass, Malabar spinach; seaweed extract on almond, bird,s eye chili; amino acids on artemisia, broccoli, chamomile, beneficial bacteria on ashwagandha; humic acid on black cumin, cannabis, chicory, garlic, gerbera, Hungarian vetch, Moldavian dragonhead, niger plant; chitosan on dragon fruit, marigold, milk thistle, etc. The suggested mechanisms include the stimulatory impacts on the activity of enzymes involved in different biosynthetic processes, the hormone-like activity of biostimulant compounds and the improvement of nutrient uptake of plants.

Conclusion: The current manuscript gives many examples of the potential of biostimulants for medicinal and aromatic plant production. However, further studies are needed to better understand the effectiveness of different biostimulants and foliar applications in sustainable agriculture.

Keywords: Biostimulant, salicylic acid, humic acid, medicinal plant, aromatic plant, natural product.

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