Sage: The Genus Salvia

1st Edition

Spiridon E. Kintzios

CRC Press
Published October 31, 2000
Reference - 318 Pages
ISBN 9789058230058 - CAT# TF3249
Series: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles

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Summary

Sage, the genus Salvia is one of the most famous and used herbs in the world. This volume, containing twenty chapters written by the leading experts in the field, presents a comprehensive coverage on all aspects of Salvia. Topics covered include the presentation of the (approximately 400) most known Salvia species; the distribution of the genus; its chemotaxonomy, ecophysiology, cultivation technology and breeding methods; information on the extraction, isolation, characterisation and structure of a large number of bioactive components the various pharmacological properties of the species; the share of Salvia products in the aromatherapy and natural cosmetics market; biotechnological techniques; and commercial aspects.
This comprehensive volume on Salvia should be of interest to everyone involved in medicinal and aromatic plant applications and research.

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