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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles


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Medicinal and aromatic plants are garnering increased interest from industry, academia, and the health sciences. The series Medicinal and Aromatic Plants–Industrial Profiles gathers information currently scattered through an ever-increasing number of journals. Each volume provides an in-depth look at one plant genus about which an area specialist has assembled information ranging from plant production to market trends and quality control.

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Citrus bergamia: Bergamot and its Derivatives

Citrus bergamia: Bergamot and its Derivatives

1st Edition

Giovanni Dugo, Ivana Bonaccorsi
August 23, 2013

In Calabria, Italy, where bergamot has been successfully cultivated since the eighteenth century, it is commonly defined as "the prince of the Citrus genus." Written by an international panel of experts from multiple disciplines, Citrus bergamia: Bergamot and its Derivatives represents the most...

Dates: Production, Processing, Food, and Medicinal Values

Dates: Production, Processing, Food, and Medicinal Values

1st Edition

A. Manickavasagan, M. Mohamed Essa, E. Sukumar
April 20, 2012

Of the many varieties of date palms, the species Phoenix dactylifera Linn. is cultivated extensively and traded and consumed worldwide. Dates: Production, Processing, Food, and Medicinal Values draws from a broad spectrum of contributors to present a comprehensive survey of this particular species....

Citrus Oils: Composition, Advanced Analytical Techniques, Contaminants, and Biological Activity

Citrus Oils: Composition, Advanced Analytical Techniques, Contaminants, and Biological Activity

1st Edition

Giovanni Dugo, Luigi Mondello
November 02, 2010

World production of citrus fruits is still growing. At present, about 30 percent of that yield is devoted to industrial production, mostly on those essential oils and juices used in foods, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Covering research reported in the literature over the past ten years,...

Sesame: The genus Sesamum

Sesame: The genus Sesamum

1st Edition

Dorothea Bedigian
October 14, 2010

The first comprehensive review of sesame and its close relative, Sesame: the genus Sesamum covers ethnographic data, modern use, linguistic analysis of sesame names from around the world, market size, export and import data, geographical sources, use in the food and cosmetic industries, and much...

Vanilla

Vanilla

1st Edition

Eric Odoux, Michel Grisoni
July 20, 2010

Vanilla is a legacy of Mexico and, like chocolate, it is a major global delicacy representing almost a half-billion Euros in profits each year. Written under the editorial guidance of renowned field authorities Drs. Eric Odoux and Michel Grisoni, Vanilla presents up-to-date reviews on the...

Essential Oil-Bearing Grasses: The genus Cymbopogon

Essential Oil-Bearing Grasses: The genus Cymbopogon

1st Edition

Anand Akhila
August 26, 2009

When enjoying a southeast asian soup or cup of herbal tea, we are really savoring the flavor of lemongrass. Similarly, the sweet aroma of mosquito-repelling lotions comes from the citronella oil present in them. Fine perfumes, candles, and herbal pillows with the pleasing smell of rose are often in...

Turmeric: The genus Curcuma

Turmeric: The genus Curcuma

1st Edition

P. N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu, Kandaswamy Sivaraman
March 01, 2007

For the last 6000 years turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to alleviate pain, balance digestion, purify body and mind, clear skin diseases, expel phlegm, and invigorate the blood. Nowadays, this plant has acquired great importance with its anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-Altzheimer,...

Mint: The Genus Mentha

Mint: The Genus Mentha

1st Edition

Brian M. Lawrence
December 13, 2006

For thousands of years mint has enjoyed an honored place in pharmacopoeias and kitchen cupboards in India, China, Europe, North America, and elsewhere. Today the amount of essential oils produced from the four major mint species (cornmint, peppermint, Native spearmint, and Scotch spearmint) exceeds...

Pomegranates: Ancient Roots to Modern Medicine

Pomegranates: Ancient Roots to Modern Medicine

1st Edition

David Heber, Risa N. Schulman, Navindra P. Seeram
July 07, 2006

While one may not find ancient studies that substantiate the pomegranate's curative and preventive qualities, the exalted status of this fruit goes back as far as the history of agriculture itself. Allusions to the pomegranate are readily found in the oldest cultures of the Indus Valley, ancient...

Chamomile: Industrial Profiles

Chamomile: Industrial Profiles

1st Edition

Rolf Franke, Heinz Schilcher
May 23, 2005

For over 2000 years, preparations of chamomile flowers have counted among the medicinal treasures of many cultural groups. This book provides an interdisciplinary inventory of the scientific level of knowledge about German chamomile as well as Roman chamomile, the two types of chamomile most...

Ginger: The Genus Zingiber

Ginger: The Genus Zingiber

1st Edition

P. N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu
December 28, 2004

Ginger: The Genus Zingiber is the first comprehensive volume on ginger. Valued as a spice and medicinal plant from ancient times both in India and China, ginger is now used universally as a versatile spice and in traditional medicine as well as in modern medicine. This book covers all aspects of...

Illicium, Pimpinella and Foeniculum

Illicium, Pimpinella and Foeniculum

1st Edition

Manuel Miro Jodral
June 17, 2004

The book includes current knowledge on Illicium verum (star anise) and Pimpinella anisum (aniseed), main commercial species rich in anetol. It also analyzes Foeniculum vulgare (fennel) and other species of Pimpinella (P. major, P. peregrina and P. saxifraga). This volume includes a botanical,...

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