In Vitro Production of Bacosides from Bacopa monnieri

  • Praveen Nagella
  • Poornananda M. Naik
  • Jameel M. Al-KhayriEmail author


Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst. (Plantaginaceae) is an important Ayurvedic medicinal herb commonly known as brahmi, growing in the region of Indian subcontinent. Bacosides are the major chemical component having the major role in the biological and pharmacological field. Bacopa cultivation is time-consuming, requires labor team, and needs great efforts to maintain the quality of bacosides as growths are affected by environmental factors such as soil, water, temperature, climate, pests, and pathogens. To solve these problems, organ and cell cultures have been adopted for swift and efficient production of Bacopa biomass and bacosides. In the current chapter, various parameters, such as types of media, media composition, elicitors, salinity, drought, types of vessels used, and effect of heavy metals, were investigated against the in vitro production of bacosides from Bacopa monnieri.


Adventitious shoot Bacopa monnieri Bacoside A Biomass Cell suspension Medicinal plant Secondary metabolites 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Praveen Nagella
    • 1
  • Poornananda M. Naik
    • 2
  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesChrist UniversityBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Food SciencesKing Faisal UniversityAl-HassaSaudi Arabia

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