International Journal of
Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Water Res. Environ. Eng.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6613
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJWREE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 336

Full Length Research Paper

The use of saline water for irrigation in medicinal and aromatic plants farming

Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi and Hossein Aliabadi Farahani
Islamic Azad University  Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Iran. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 November 2009
  •  Published: 31 January 2010



Nowadays we are all more conscious of the need to preserve fresh water. With the always increasing requirement for water by growing populations worldwide, it is understandable to try to find more uses for the plentiful saline water supplies that exist, mostly in the oceans. The poor quality irrigation water is an important problem in arid and semiarid regions of the world which include one third of the earth. Fresh water resources which are very low, creating only 3% of the total water retains are excessively used. Dwelling 97% water in seas is immoderately saline and usually not proper for large scale exploitation in medicinal and aromatic plants farming. Also, medicinal and aromatic plants have been an integral part of our daily life for times immemorial. This review may give applicable advice to commercial farmers and medicinal and aromatic plants researchers for management and proper use of water in medicinal and aromatic plants farming.


Key words: Saline water, irrigation management and medicinal, aromatic plants farming.