Behavioral and physiological health of lima bean seeds subjected to aqueous extract of medicinal plants

The aim of this study was to evaluate the bioactivitt of medicinal lants aqueous extracts in Phaseolus lunatus L. (lima bean) s via through physiological and behavioral health. We the llima bean seeds of the variety Anduzinha ins of medicinal lants aqueous extracs ato 5% (Ocimun gratissimum, Plectranthus neachilus, Vernonia condensata, Cymbopogom citratus, Equisetum sp. and Piper aduncum L.) together with the control (distilled water). The bioactivity was determined by physiological and sanitary qutyies reviews through germination, first counting of germination, speed of germination, root length in the first and last counting, and sanity check. We carried out the analysis of variance and the Tukey test at 5% probability. The aqueous extract of Equisetum sp. promoted beseed physiological quality of the lima bean seed. There was a higher incidence of fungs of lima bean sract that received the extract of Plectranthus neacilus).

Phaseolus lunatus L.; medicinal plants; germination; vigor; allelopathy


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