A review on plants and herbal extracts against viral diseases in aquaculture
Sivasankar P, Anix Vivek Santhiya A, Kanaga V
Aquaculture is one of the important sectors contributing significantly in the world economy. Now a day’s the virus outbreak acts as an important limiting factor for aquaculture. The infection of viral diseaseleads to great economic loss for aquaculture industries. There are several problems associated with the use of aquaculture chemicals which include lack of knowledge for application of chemicals and antibiotics and their residual effects. In general chemical drugs are hard and time consuming task, which requires a lot of man power and financial support. Medicinal plants are now recognized to have great potential for preparing clinically useful drugs to effectively prevent and control many viruses of aquaculture origin. The present paper overviews the importance of herbal plant extracts on fish and shrimp viral diseases treatment in aquaculture. The use of plant extracts as antiviral agents in aquaculture production may also be of eco-friendly as they are biodegradable.