The Genus Syzygium: Syzygium cumini and Other Underutilized Species

K. N. Nair

April 11, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 270 Pages - 13 Color & 36 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482249729 - CAT# K23736
Series: Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times

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Features

      • Offers the first comprehensive multidisciplinary account of Syzygium cumini and other important Syzygium species
      • Includes a current review of the structure, composition, and classification of phytochemical constituents in S. cumini and their pharmacological actions with respect to different human ailments, especially for the treatment of diabetes
      • Presents a detailed review on the traditional medicinal uses and the broad spectrum of the biological activities of S. cumini
      • Provides special sections on cancer immunology and the synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles in S. cumini
      • Discusses the use of S. cumini as an agent to help improve soil and plant health in biocontrol and phytoremediation efforts

      Summary

      Syzygium is a well-known source of the globally traded clove as well as the widely cultivated jambolan, water apple, rose apple, wax apple, mountain apple, and several other underutilized species. These plants have multiple uses as edible fruits, medicine, spice, food colorants, and flavorings. The Genus Syzygium: Syzygium cumini and Other Underutilized Species provides an updated, comprehensive account of S. cumini and other underutilized species from a multidisciplinary perspective.

      This book covers all relevant aspects including the botany, systematics, phylogeny, life history, traditional medicinal uses, phytochemical constituents, pharmacology, pharmacopeia standards, horticulture, genetic resource conservation, biocontrol, and bioremediation values. It demonstrates how Syzygium cumini and other underutilized species hold great prospect for global pharmaceutical and horticultural trade. The Genus Syzygium will serve as the standard reference for a broad range of researchers interested in the various uses of S. cumini and eight underutilized Indo-Malaysian and Australasian species of Syzygium.