Project

Trace element accumulation in edible and medicinal plants cultivated in Indian peri-urban regions

Duration
01 April 2011 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Plant biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
Keywords
India food crops heavy metals medicinal plants trace elements
 
Project description

This project aims to screen the potential of edible ande medicinal plants for trace element uptake in Indian peri-urban areas. The factors affecting trace element accumulation in these plants will be studied. Moreover, the presence of toxic and essential trace elements in formulations based on Indian medicinal plants will be assessed.