Phytoremediation of Cu and Zn by vetiver grass in mine soils amended with humic acids

Vargas C, Pérez-Esteban J, Escolástico C, Masaguer A, Moliner Environmental science and pollution research international, 2016 ABSTRACT: Phytoremediation of contaminated mine soils requires the use of fast-growing, deep-rooted, high-biomass, and metal-tolerant plants with the application of soil amendments that promote metal uptake by plants. A pot experiment was performed to evaluate the combined use of… Read more »

Vetiver grass: An environment clean-up tool for heavy metal contaminated iron ore mine-soil

Banerjee R, Goswami P, Khanindra P, Mukherjee A Ecological Engineering, 2016 ABSTRACT: Aims Vetiver grass – Chyrsopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty is a known plant tolerant to heavy metals and its use as an alternative method for rehabilitation of iron ore mine-soil has been investigated. Methods A pot experiment was performed over a period of three… Read more »

De novo assembly and characterization of root transcriptome in two distinct morphotypes of vetiver, Chrysopogon zizaniodes (L.) Roberty

Chakrabarty D, Chauhan PS, Chauhan AS, Indoliya Y,  Lavania UC, Nautiyal CS Scientific reports, 2015 ABSTRACT: Vetiver, a perennial C4 grass, has long been known for its multifarious uses in perfumery, medicine and environmental protection. Two distinct vetiver morphotypes have been identified in India, i.e., A. North Indian type characterized by thick and smooth fast… Read more »

Modification of sleep-waking and electroencephalogram induced by vetiver essential oil inhalation

Cheaha D, Issuriya A, Manor R, Kwangjai J, Rujiralai T, Kumarnsit E Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology, 2016 ABSTRACT: Background: Essential oils (EOs) have been claimed to modulate mental functions though the most of data were obtained from subjective methods of assessment. Direct effects of EO on brain function remained largely to be confirmed with scientific… Read more »

Plants traditionally used as mosquito repellents and the implication for their use in vector control

Tisgratog R, Sanguanpong U, Grieco JP, Ngoen-Kluan R, Chareonviriyaphap T Acta tropica, 2016 ABSTRACT: Numerous plants with insect repelling properties are native to the tropics where they are produced for a wide range of medicinal purposes. In Thailand, these native plant species have a history of use for personal protection against biting insects. From our… Read more »