Keywords: Seed Technology, Restoration, Endangered, Medicinal, Bael.


Studies were made on bael (Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr.,) at Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during 2012-2013, to elucidate information on the influence of seed handling techniques (fruit collection, extraction, grading, pre sowing, nursery management and storability) on physical, physiological and biochemical seed quality characters results are briefly discussed in this paper.


Ansary, P.Y. 2005. A hand book on the plant sources of indigenous drugs, International book distributors, Dehra dun.Pp:36.
Chakraborty, M.K. and Bhattacharjee, A. 2006. Some common ethnomedicinal uses for various diseases in purulia district, west Bengal, Indian J Trad Knowledge 5(4):554-558.
Elfeel, A.A. 2012. Effect of seed pre treatment and sowing orientation on germination of Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del. seeds. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 12 (7): 897-900.
Evans, W.C. 2003. Trease and Evans Pharmacognosy, In: 15th edn, WB Saunders Company Ltd., London, pp-299, 471, 485.
Gupta, M, Biswas, T.K, Saha, S and Debnath, P.K. 2006. Therapeutic utilization of secretory products of some Indian medicinal plants: A review, Indian J Trad Knowledge 5(4):569-575.
Holzer, K. 1965. Standardization of methods for provenance research and testing. Proc. of IUFRO Congress, Munchen, Germany, 111(22): 672-718.
Jain, J.B, Kumane, S.C. and Bhattacharya, S. 2006. Medicinal flora of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh- A review, Indian J Trad Knowledge 5(2):237-242.
Jauhari, O.S, Singh, R.D and Awati, R.K.1969. Survey of some important varieties of Bael (Aegle marmelos Correa), Punjab Hotic J, 9:48-53.
Kala, C. P, Dhyani, P. P. and Sajwan, B. S. 2006. Developing the medicinal plants sector in northern India: challenges and opportunities. J. of Ethnobiol. and Ethnomed., 2(1): 1-15.
Khelikuzzaman, M.H. 2007. Effect of different potting media on growth of a hanging ornamental plant (Tradescantia sp.). J. Trop. Agric. and Fd. Sc. 35(1): 41–48.
Khullar, P, Thalliyal, R.C, Beniwal, B.S, Vakshasya, R.K and Sharma, A. 1991.
In: Forest Seed, ICFRE, New Forest, Dehradun, India.
Knight, R. 1980. Origin and world importance of tropical and subtropical fruit crops.
In: STropical and subtropical fruits. Composition, properties and uses. Nagy and P. E. Shaw (eds.), AVI, Westport, CT. p. 1-120.
Mahamadshafi, K, Paramesh R, Channakeshava, B.C, Gangaraju, N and Pramod, R.P. 2013. Effect of planting geometry and fruit position on yield and seed quality of oriental melon (Cucumis melo). In: XIII National seed seminar on innovations in seed research and development, 8-10 June, Bengaluru. pp 29.
Manivannan, V, Thanunathan, K, Mayavaramban, V and Ramanathan, N. 2002. Effect of foliar applications of N.P.K and chelated micronutrients on growth and yield of rice-fallow urdbean. Leg. Res., 25(4): 270-272.
Mohan, J, Chaudhari, L.D and Jha, M. 1995. A note on increasing the viability of neem seed. Jalna, Maharashtra, India. Special issue: neem - gift of the gods. Indian Forester, 121(11): 1085-1086.
Morton, J. F. 1987. Fruits of warm climates. Published by Julia F. Morton pp.352–355.
Nayak, G. and Sen, S.K. 1999. Effect of growth regulators, acid and mechanical scarification on germination of bael (Aegle marmelos Correa). Environ. & Ecol., 17(3): 768-769.
Parichha, S. 2004. Bael (Aegle marmelos) nature’s most natural medicinal fruit. Orissa Review, 9: 16-17.
Parmar, C and Kaushal, M.K. 1982. Aegle marmelos Correa, In: Wild Fruits of the sub- Himalayan Region, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi,1-5.
Rana, B.K, Singh, U.P and Taneja, V. 1997. Antifungal activity and kinetics of inhibition by essential oil isolated from leaves of Aegle marmelos. J. of Ethnopharm., 57(1): 29-34.
Sambamoorthy, A.V.S.S and Subramanian, N.S. 1989. A text book of Economic Botany, Wiley Easten limited: 696-687.
Sampathkumar, K.P. Umadevi, M Bhowmik, D, Singh D.M, Dutta A.S. 2012. Recent trends in medicinal uses and health benefits of Indian traditional herbs Aegle marmelos. The pharma innovation 1(4): 70-77.
Sivasamy, M. 1991. Net production effect, seed production spectrum and quality polymorphism as influenced by ecology in Azadirachta indica A. Juss. Derris indica L. and Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. seeds. Ph.D. (Ag.) Thesis, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
Tandon, V and Thayil, S. 1995. Saving medicinal plants in South India, Plants Talk 2, 16-17.
Venkatesh, A. 2000. Studies on seed source variations, standardization of seed testing procedures and nursery techniques in Acacia nilotica (L).Wild. Sub sp. indica Benth. Ph. D. (Ag) Thesis, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
Venudevan, B. 2013. Seed technological approaches for restoration of endangered medicinal tree bael (Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr.,). Ph.D Thesis, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
Venudevan, B and Srimathi, P. 2013. Influence of fruit colour variation on physical, physiological, biochemical and nursery characters of endangered medicinal tree bael (Aegle marmelos (L.) Corr.,). Journal of medicinal plants research 7(26): 1951-1956.
Venudevan, B and Srimathi, P. 2013. Influence of seed polymorphism on physical, physiological and biochemical seed quality characters of endangered medicinal tree bael (Aegle marmelos (L.) corr.). Scientific Research and Essays, 8(30): 1413-1419.
Venudevan, B, Srimathi, P, Natarajan, N and Vijayakumar, R.M. 2013. Influence of fruit polymorphism on seed and seedling quality characters of bael (Aegle marmelos) the endangered medicinal tree. Asian Journal of Crop Sci.,:1-7
Yadav, J. P, Kumar, S and Siwach P. 2006. Folk medicines used in gynecological and other related problems by rural population of Haryana, Indian J Trad Knowledge 5(3):323-326.