Medicinal, Aromatic And Potential Crops

Dr.I. S. Panwar

Head of Section

Mailing Address

Medicinal, Aromatic and Potential Crops  
Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding 
CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Hisar - 125 004, India.

Phone No : 9416240922
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Last Updated :- 07-07-2017 08:07:50
  Ongoing research projects
  • State Funded : 1
  • ICAR Funded : 3
  • Other Agency Funded : 1
   Varieties released
Sr. No. Crop Variety Pedigree Released at National/ State level Yield (q/ha) Duration Other desirable features
A. Medicinal Plants
1. Isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk) Haryana Isabgol No. 5 (HI-5) S-8 x GI-1 State Grain: 10-12 140-145 days Compact plant type, Long. and dense spikes
2. Mulhatti/ Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.) Haryana Mulhatti No. 1 (HM-1) Selection from Russian materials EC-111236 State Dry root: 60-75 2-3 years Glycyrrhizic Acid (6-7%)
3. Periwinkle/ Sadabahar (Catharanthus roseus) Selection-1 (Prabhat) Selection Haryana Maharashtra State Dry root: 15-18; Dry leaves: 20-25 8-10 months Total alkaloid in dry roots-2%; In leaves-1%
B. Aromatic Plants
4. Roshagrass/ Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii var. motia) Roshagrass Haryana No.49 (RH-49) Clonal selection State Essential oil:75-100 lt. Perennial crop (3-4 years) 2 cuts/annum Tall growing (more than 2 m), Thick stemmed, Broad leaved, Long and Condensed inflorescence
C. Potential Crops
5. Guayule (Parthenium argentatum Grey.) Haryana Guayule No. 8 (HG-8) Selection from exotic collection National Rubber: 15-20 1-2 years Highly vigorous, Broad leaf, Thick stem and Rubber content (6-7%)
6. Fababean (Vicia faba L.) VH-82-1 (Vikrant) Selection from collections National Grain: 25-35 140-145 days Medium height (100 cm),Small seeded and Protein content (20-25%)
7. Dhaincha (Sesbania sp.) Haryana Dhaincha No. 1 (DH-1) Selection National Grain: 26; Green fodder:250-300 195 days (Seed to seed); 45 days (Green manuring) High modulation, High Nitrogen fixation
  Aromatic plants suitable for Haryana state
  • Palmarosa grass
  • Lemongrass
  • Java Citronella grass
  • Tulsi
  • Khas/ Vetiver
  Medicinal plants suitable for Haryana state
  • Aloevera
  • Mulhatti
  • Isabgol
  • Satawar
  • Ashwagandha
  • Kalmegh
  • Periwinkle
  • Kaunch
  • Stevia
  • Sonamukhi
  • Jatropha
  • Kasni
  • Chandersur
   Promotional activities on medicinal, aromatic and potential crops
  • Establishment of Museum on medicinal, aromatic and under-utilized plants.
  • Establishment of Herbal Garden for biodiversity, conservation and to save endangered species (about 350 species collection).
  • Dissemination of technology through Radio, TV Talks, Lectures, Exhibitions, Leaflets, Manuals, etc.
  • Production of Quality Seed/Planting materials for commercial cultivation among interested farmers (Known for quality and genuine seed/planting materials production of medicinal and aromatic plants)

# Image Name Designation Specialization Details
1 Dr. V. K. Madan Principal Scientist (Phytochemistry) Chemistry Details
2 Vandana Assistant Scientist Medicinal Plants Details