Dracocephalum moldavica L, Lamiaceae is commonly consumed as a food-related product and as an herbal plant. According to new ways in UV effects on live organisms, this research was studied. It deals with the effect of UV-A and UV-C bands on the herbaceous drug. The plants were grown in a uniform environment in the culture room and exposed to UV rays (20 minutes UV-A daily and UV-C for 10 minutes) after 10 days in six weeks. Indices of fresh and dry weight of aerial and root organs, leaf area, chlorophyll a, b and total chlorophyll content were investigated. The results of the comparison of the mean of the studied traits showed that there was a significant difference between treatments, so that the highest amount of each of the traits was related to the control treatment and the least amount was related to treatment of UV-C bands. This study shows the sensitivity of the plant to the UV rays and the sensitivity of the plant to UV-C bands is higher than the UV-A bands.
Published Date: 2019-02-07; Received Date: 2019-01-16