A Review on good agricultural practices laid by World health Organisation
Poornima Solapure, Pradeep, Prakash L Hegde, Harini A
Plant based medicines have gained great importance and huge demand at global markets in the past few decades. Despite this demand, the supply of good quality raw drugs is poor due to large scale destruction of plant biodiversity in the wild habitat. This has led to adulteration of the medicinal herbs. Thus, there is an immediate need to adapt proper techniques of plant cultivation and their preservation for an outcome of high grade herbal products. The climatic factors, fertile land, maintenance of plant protection, timely harvesting, post-harvest methods, storage and transport of plant materials have a major influence in plant production of excellent quality. Hence, this article gives a brief insight into guidelines for good agricultural practices for better yield of raw drugs.