Phytochemistry of Piper Betel Landraces

1st Edition

Vikas Bajpai, Nikhil Kumar

CRC Press
May 13, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 96 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367859657 - CAT# 345378
Series: Phytochemical Investigations of Medicinal Plants


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Piper betle (betel vine) a pan-Asiatic, tropical plant can also grow under mild subtropical areas, essentially grown for leaves which are chewed with array of additives besides slaked lime. The plant is cultivated widely in India and its neighborhood. Phytochemistry of Piper Betel Landraces presents a brief on the distribution, historical and cultural aspects and the properties ascribed to this plant in the ancient texts. Phytochemical and pharmacological information has been also included to underscore the importance of this plant in the present time. A detailed account on metabolic profiling employing modern methods such as direct analysis in real-time of flight mass spectrometric method and chemometric analysis for characterization of the available biodiversity and specificsignatures to gender and geographical locations has been presented. It was also possible to identify the gender of unknown landraces, with the help of principal component analysis.


  • Elaborates the chemical diversity within Piper betel
  • Piper betel leaves have mouth freshening compounds and are used as mouth fresheners due to the presence of antimicrobial and breath freshening compounds
  • Use of chemical signatures for the identification of different Piper betel landraces, their gender and geographical locations


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