GARCINIA GUMMI-GUTTA (L) ROBS. VAR. GUMMI-GUTTA AS A HERBICIDE
Dhanya. P.* & Benny.P.J.
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
A study was conducted to evaluate the weedicidal potential of
Garcinia gummi-gutta leaf leachates on germination of weeds. The
effect on seed germination was assayed by Sandwitch method. Results
revealed that the plant is a strong weedicide. The extract of the plant
has also been tested against the mature seedlings grown and brought up
in soil media maintained in pots. This has been performed in order to
determine the toxicity of the purified compound when used aginst
weeds. Results also revealed that the plant is exerting its allelopathic effect only on the germination stage of seeds whereas a null effect was observed with matured seedlings.