K. N. Nair
April 11, 2017
by CRC Press
Reference - 278 Pages - 13 Color & 36 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482249729 - CAT# K23736
Series: Traditional Herbal Medicines for Modern Times
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Discusses the use of S. cumini as an agent to help improve soil and plant health in biocontrol and phytoremediation efforts
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.
THE GENUS SYZYGIUM. Taxonomy of Syzygium. A revisit to Phylogeny of Syzygium. Syzygium in the Western Ghats, India. SYZYGIUM CUMIN/ (L.) SKEELS. Genetic Resources of Syzygium cumini in India. Diversity, distribution, and life history of Syzygium cumini. Syzygium cumini in Ayurveda and other traditional medicare systems in India. Pharmacognosy and pharamacopoeial standards for Syzygium cumini. Chemistry of Syzygium cumini. Biological activity of Syzygium cumini. Horticultural management of Syzgium cumini. Potential of Syzygium cumini for Bio-control and Phyto remediation. Cultivation, economics, and market flow of Syzygium cumini in major countries of production. Cancer immunology of Syzygium cumini. The use of Syzygium cumini in nanotechnology. OTHER IMPORTANT INDIAN SPECIES OF SYZYGIUM.