About the Practice

In the particular method, Mohanbhai boils 5 kg of tender upper shoots of caper plant (Capparis decidua) in 7 L water. He then allows the decoction to cool, discards the shoots, and mixes 1 L of stock solution to 15 L water in a pump and sprays it on the crop. Mohanbhai is using this method in brinjal (Solanum melongena) and chili (Capsicum annuum) crops for over a decade. Mohanbhai now helps the other farmers of his village in preparing this remedy. Among them Kantibhai Zhala, Shakrabhai Zhala and Surabhai Zhala are the regular users.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Mohanbhai Lalabhai Zala
Agro-Ecological Zone: Middle Gujarat Agro Climatic zone(GJ-3), North Gujarat Zone GJ-4
Address: Mu. Kalesar, Po. Jaravat, Mahemadabad Kheda
District: Mahemadabad
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 387110

Practice Details

Crop: Brinjal, Chili
Crop Family: Nightshade family (Solanaceae)
Crop Scientific Name: (Solanum melongen), (Capsicum annuum)
Crop Vernacular Name: Ringana, Marchu
Formulation: Liquid solution with 5 kg of tender upper shoots of caper plant (Capparis decidua) in 7 L water.
Ingredients: tender shoots of caper plant (Capparis decidua)

PAS 1:

"Capparis decidua is one of the traditional remedies used for various medicinal treatments in Pakistan. This study presents the determination of proximate composition, amino acids, fatty acids, tocopherols, sterols, glucosinolate and phenolic content in extracts obtained from different aerial parts of C. decidua, as well as their antidiabetic and antioxidant activity. All examined extracts were prominently rich in phenolics and glucosinates, and they showed potent antidiabetic and antihemolytic activity. The present study could be helpful in developing medicinal preparations for the treatment of diabetes and related symptoms."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/588 - Practice ID: DTP0010000006056

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