About the Practice

Mohanbhai Jhala from Kalesar village of Mahemdabad Taluka uses the leaves of Toothbrush tree (Salvadora persica) to augment fertility in his farm. Sprinkling the powdered leaves of (Salvadora persica L.) in the furrows of crops like brinjal, chilly, potato makes the crop healthy, reduces the infestation of pests and the effects of wilt. Using the leaves with organic manure is beneficial even during the cultivation of cereal crops like paddy, millet, wheat. About 20 kg (Salvadora persica) leaves are required for one vigha. The branches should be cut and left aside so that the leaves dry naturally in about a week.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Mohanbhai Lalabhai Jhala
Agro-Ecological Zone: With use of the Organic Method we can reduce cost of Pesticide. 37. Agroecological zone: Agro Ecological Sub Region (ICAR) : Central Highlands (Malwa), Gujarat Plain And Kathiawar Peninsula, Semi-Arid Eco-Region (5.2), Agro-Climatic Region (Planning Commission) : Gujarat plains and hill region (XIII), Agro Climatic Zone (NARP) : Middle Gujarat Agro Climatic zone(GJ-3), North Gujarat Zone GJ-4
Address: Kalakar, Jaravat, Mahemdavad
District: Kheda
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 387130

Practice Details

Crop: Vegetables like Brinjal, Chilly and Potato
Formulation: About 20 kg (Salvadora persica) dry leaves powder for one bigha field
Ingredients: Leaves of (Salvadora persica)

PAS 1:

"Seed cake made from seeds of Salvadora persica can be used as manure for tobacco crop.”[Mathur Sujata. Medicinally Potent and Highly Salt Tolerant Plant of Arid Zone - Salvadora persica L. (Meswak): A Review. Journal of Plant Sciences. Special
Issue: Medicinal Plants. Vol. 3, No. 1-1, 2015, pp. 45-49.
doi: 10.11648/j.jps.s.2015030101.17]"

PAS 2:

"Anti-microbial activity of Salvadora persica L. With the agreement of earlier investigations, it is confirmed that S. persica exhibited significant antimicrobial activity against both aerobic as well as anaerobic bacteria collected from teeth with inflamed gums and necrotic pulps. [Ahmad H, Rajagopal K (2013) Biological Activities of Salvadora persica L. (Meswak). Med Aromat Plants 2: 129.
doi:10.4172/2167- 0412.1000129."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/392 - Practice ID:

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