Phenolics from Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Characterisation and Potential as Biostimulants and Bioprotectants

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Kisiriko, M., Anastasiadi, M., Terry, L. A., Yasri, A., Beale, M. H. and Ward, J. L. 2021. Phenolics from Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Characterisation and Potential as Biostimulants and Bioprotectants. Molecules. 26 (21), p. 6343. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26216343

AuthorsKisiriko, M., Anastasiadi, M., Terry, L. A., Yasri, A., Beale, M. H. and Ward, J. L.
Abstract

Biostimulants and bioprotectants are derived from natural sources and can enhance crop growth and protect crops from pests and pathogens, respectively. They have attracted much attention in the past few decades and contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly agricultural system. Despite not having been explored extensively, plant extracts and their component secondary metabolites, including phenolic compounds have been shown to have biostimulant effects on plants, including enhancement of growth attributes and yield, as well as bioprotectant effects, including antimicrobial, insecticidal, herbicidal and nematicidal effects. Medicinal and aromatic plants are widely distributed all over the world and are abundant sources of phenolic compounds. This paper reviews the characterisation of phenolic compounds and extracts from medicinal and aromatic plants, including a brief overview of their extraction, phytochemical screening and methods of analysis. The second part of the review highlights the potential for use of phenolic compounds and extracts as biostimulants and bioprotectants in agriculture as well as some of the challenges related to their use.

KeywordsBiostimulant; Aromatic; Medicinal; Phenolic; Bioprotectant
Year of Publication2021
JournalMolecules
Journal citation26 (21), p. 6343
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26216343
Web address (URL)https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/21/6343
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online20 Oct 2021
Publication process dates
Accepted11 Oct 2021
PublisherMDPI
ISSN1420-3049

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