Growth Evaluation and Proximate Analysis of Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica L.) in Response to Organic Growing Media Combinations

  • Lasaro Agosto Gomez

Abstract

Medicinal plants are now commonly and widely used all over the world due to its beneficial and therapeutic effect to human. Since ancient times, Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica L.) has been used to treat wounds. A study was conducted to evaluate the growth performance and proximate analysis of Gotu Kola in response to organic growing media combinations following the Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with five (5) treatments and three (3) replications. Results revealed that the combination of 50% vermicast + 50% coco peat had consistently exhibited good growth and have highest performance among other treatments, namely: length of roots with 14.60 cm; length of vines with 91.80 cm; number of stolons with 50 average number; number of leaves with 91 average number, and weight of fresh herbage with 134.00 g average weight. For proximate analysis, results were varied on the type of growing media combinations that were used. In this study, T₄ obtained the highest pH, dry matter and crude fiber content with 6.8, 10.20% and 1.95%, respectively. On the other hand, T₃ obtained the highest moisture content of 92.20% and ash content with 1.64% while the highest crude protein was obtained in T₅ with 1.42%. Moreover, related studies could be conducted to verify the validity of the results.

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2021-07-01
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AGOSTO GOMEZ, Lasaro. Growth Evaluation and Proximate Analysis of Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica L.) in Response to Organic Growing Media Combinations. Asian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 65-76, july 2021. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ajfas/article/view/14055>. Date accessed: 24 oct. 2021.
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