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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - 50 Volume Set

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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - 50 Volume Set

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - 50 Volume Set
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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.

Citrus bergamia: Bergamot and its Derivatives

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

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

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

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 …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, …

Echinacea: The genus Echinacea

Sandra Carol Miller, He-ci Yu
April 27, 2004
Echinacea has emerged from the realm of folklore medicine and into the territory of valued and potentially fundamental therapy. While an understanding of the promising medicinal applications of Echinacea is important, knowledge of the herb's chemistry, cultivation, and analytical profiles is …

Aloes: The genus Aloe

Tom Reynolds
January 23, 2004
Aloes are a large genus of plants, about 450 species, from sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, and parts of Arabia. Many species are widespread in warm or tropical semi-arid regions, yet the distribution of others is limited to a few living in desert or wet mountainous regions. While some species have …

Kava: From Ethnology to Pharmacology

Yadhu N. Singh
January 15, 2004
Kava is an herb that has been used for ceremonial, ritual, religious, social, political, and medicinal purposes for centuries. In the past few decades, kava has been widely marketed as an over-the-counter treatment for anxiety, stress, restlessness, and sleep disorders. Kava: From Ethnology to …

Cinnamon and Cassia: The Genus Cinnamomum

P. N. Ravindran, K Nirmal-Babu, M Shylaja
December 29, 2003
Cinnamon and Cassia, the "Spices of Life", together constitute one of the most widely used group of spices. A comprehensive volume, Cinnamon and Cassia: Genus Cinnamomum explores in detail Srilankan cinnamon, Chinese cassia, Indonesian cassia, Indian cassia, camphor, and also the important related …

Capsicum: The genus Capsicum

Amit Krishna De
August 15, 2003
Capsicum has been used since ancient times not only as a traditional medicine but also as a natural colorant. The medicinal properties of capsicum make it popular in both ayurvedic and homeopathic treatments. In Capsicum: The Genus Capsicum, experts provide information on all aspects of this plant, …

Urtica: The genus Urtica

Gulsel M. Kavalali
July 24, 2003
Plants from the genera Urtica, often better known as the stinging nettle, can be distinguished by their stinging hairs, and in some species, their serrated leaf edges. Historical records of the various uses of Urtica date back to at least the Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC). Nettles have traditionally …

Flax: The genus Linum

Alister D. Muir, Neil D. Westcott
May 22, 2003
Linum usitatissimum is a widely distributed plant that has a long history of traditional use as both an industrial oil and fiber crop. It is known as linseed in the United Kingdom, or flax in North America. For the last 15 years, there has been a steadily growing interest in the medicinal and …

Taxus: The Genus Taxus

Hideji Itokawa, Kuo-Hsiung Lee
February 13, 2003
Taxol, originally derived from the North American Yew tree in 1971, is well-known worldwide as a powerful anticancer agent. Mechanistically, it has a unique microtubule stabilizing activity, and was clinically developed as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of breast and ovarian cancers at the …

Hypericum: The genus Hypericum

Edzard Ernst
January 23, 2003
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is one of the best-selling herbal medicines in the world. For that reason, research into all aspects of St. John's wort continues to intensify. Hypericum: The Genus Hypericum summarizes the current knowledge on a wide range of issues, such as botany, plant …

Geranium and Pelargonium: History of Nomenclature, Usage and Cultivation

Maria Lis-Balchin
October 03, 2002
Confusion about the genera Geranium and Pelargonium existed even before Linnaeus' binomial system of classification bundled both into the former category in 1753. Despite later evaluations that separated the two, many practitioners of alternative medicine and aromatherapists, among others, remain …

Cardamom: The Genus Elettaria

P. N. Ravindran, K.J. Madhusoodanan
October 03, 2002
Cardamom otherwise known as Malabar cardamom, true cardamom or small cardamom second only to pepper in its importance during the Renaissance period, is often qualified as the Queen of Spices because of its very pleasant aroma and taste. The Western Ghat forest of the Malabar coast, India, is the …

Citrus: The Genus Citrus

Giovanni Dugo, Angelo Di Giacomo
September 12, 2002
The world production of citrus fruit has risen enormously, leaping from forty-five million tons a year to eighty-five million in the last 30 years. Today, the potential applications of their essential oils are growing wider, with nearly 40% of fresh produce processed for industrial purposes.Citrus: …

Thyme: The Genus Thymus

Elisabeth Stahl-Biskup, Francisco Saez
September 05, 2002
The genus Thymus consists of about 350 species of perennial, aromatic herbs and subshrubs native to Europe and North Africa. Various types of thyme are used all over the globe as condiments, ornamentals and sources of essential oil. Thyme oil (distilled from its leaves) is among the world's top ten …

Oregano: The genera Origanum and Lippia

Spiridon E. Kintzios
August 29, 2002
Oregano: The Genera Origanum and Lippia is an updated analysis of the technical knowledge and market information on the world's most commercially valuable spice. The book treats various aspects of practical significance for the crop's industrialization, such as optimizing germplasm selection and …

Fenugreek: The Genus Trigonella

Georgios A Petropoulos
August 22, 2002
Fenugreek presents an in-depth review on the Genus Trigonella and particularly the species T. foenum-graecum L. (fenugreek). It is written by experts and includes chapters describing the genus' botany, physiology, cultivation, breeding, nutrition, pest-disease and weed control. The chemical …

Magnolia: The Genus Magnolia

Satyajit D. Sarker, Yuji Maruyama
August 08, 2002
The genus Magnolia consists of several medicinally important species most of which come from Far East Asia. Many species of this genus have traditionally been used in China and Japan to treat various illnesses from simple headaches to complicated cancer, and because of their versatility have more …

Pueraria: The Genus Pueraria

Wing Ming Keung
August 08, 2002
Traditionally, pueraria has been utilized by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners to treat hangovers, allergies, indigestion, diabetes and angina, as well as neck and shoulder pain, thirst, and fever. A more recent study showed that both daidzin and daidzein may be useful in reducing the urge …

Lavender: The Genus Lavandula

Maria Lis-Balchin
August 01, 2002
Lavandula species are mainly grown for their essential oils, which are used in perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and aromatherapy products, and for their use as ornamental plants and ingredients in numerous cottage industry products. Certain types of lavender oil have also been shown to have …

Eucalyptus: The Genus Eucalyptus

John J.W. Coppen
April 25, 2002
Eucalyptus, a genus of over 800 species, is a multiproduct crop par excellence. Not only is it grown for timber, pulp and fuelwood, but, as the Aborigines discovered thousands of years ago, it has numerous medicinal and aromatic properties. Since the first commercial distillation of eucalyptus oil …

Narcissus and Daffodil: The Genus Narcissus

Gordon R Hanks
April 18, 2002
Narcissus and Daffodil is the first book to provide a complete overview of the genus Narcissus. Prized for centuries in western Europe as an ornamental plant, it has recently attracted attention as a source of potentially valuable pharmaceuticals. In eastern European countries, however, Narcissus …

Tea: Bioactivity and Therapeutic Potential

Yong-Su Zhen
April 18, 2002
The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, is of particular importance to humans, and the consumption of tea has a long history of over 2000 years. Currently, tea is one of the most popular beverages worldwide. In recent years the subject of tea has attracted a great deal of attention. As well as the use of …

Vetiveria: The Genus Vetiveria

Massimo Maffei
January 17, 2002
Vetiveria is one of the most versatile genera in plant kingdom. For example, the species Vetiveria zizanoides produces oderous roots from which a precious essential oil is distilled and used in a variety of applications from perfumery to ethnopharmacology. The same roots give the plant particular …

Stevia: The Genus Stevia

A. Douglas Kinghorn
November 29, 2001
Stevia rebaudiana is a remarkable South American plant that has become widely used in certain parts of the world as a natural sweetening agent and dietary supplement. Purified extracts of S. rebaudiana have been used as sweeteners and flavor enhancers in the food industry in Japan for over a …


Colin W. Wright
October 18, 2001
A comprehensive overview of this genus, Artemisia examines all aspects of the herbs uses and applications, its mode of action and clinical importance. Following a comprehensive introduction to the genus, the book discusses the botanical, phytochemical and biological aspects of a number of important …

Mistletoe: The Genus Viscum

Arndt Bussing
December 21, 2000
This book provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge in mistletoe use from well recognised researchers from Argentina, England, Greece, Korea, Switzerland, USA and Germany, and will be an invaluable reference source for anyone with an interest in the wide range of applications of this …

Sage: The Genus Salvia

Spiridon E. Kintzios
October 31, 2000
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 …

Black Pepper: Piper nigrum

P. N. Ravindran
August 07, 2000
Black Pepper is the first monograph on this important and most widely used spice. This volume includes chapters on all aspects of the crops' botany; crop improvement, agronomy, chemistry, post-harvest technology, processing, diseases, insect pests, marketing, economy and uses. All the available …

Ginseng, the Genus Panax

William E Court
May 30, 2000
Panax Ginseng has been commonly used in indigenous medicine in the Far East for over 5,000 years. Its man-like appearance ensured that it was quickly accepted as a tonic maintaining the body in good health, inducing rejuvenation and retarding ageing. The vast output of modern research suggests uses …

Ginkgo Biloba

Teris A vanBeek
February 23, 2000
A present and up-to-date overview of this particular genus, the contents of this volume include a history of its use, biotechnology, extraction of ginkgo leaves and extensive coverage of the ginkolides; their discovery, biosynthesis, chemical analysis, clinical use and pharmacological activity. …

Saffron: Crocus sativus L.

Moshe Negbi
June 23, 1999
Providing a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the status of this particular genus, this book will be of interest to all those concerned with the study and uses of spices, medicinal and aromatic plants. …

Basil: The Genus Ocimum

Raimo Hiltunen, Yvonne Holm
June 23, 1999
Covering all the research areas regarding Ocimum such as botany, chemistry and pharmacology, this book will be of interest to everybody involved in medicinal and aromatic plant research or related fields. …

Ergot: The Genus Claviceps

Vladimir Kren, Ladislav Cvak
April 08, 1999
This volume provides readers with biotechnological aspects of ergot alkaloid production and genetic and physiological data. Toxicology and environmental risks of ergot infection and contamination of food and forage are also detailed …

Tea Tree: The Genus Melaleuca

Ian Southwell, Robert Lowe
March 25, 1999
An up-to-date review of this popular medicinal plant genus, this book will be of interest to all those concerned with the study and use of medicinal plants and provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the status of tea tree. …

Neem: The Divine Tree Azadirachta indica

H.S. Puri
March 25, 1999
This comprehensive review on neem is an excellent collation of observations and research efforts by botanists, taxonomists and medical practitioners and will be of interest to everyone with an interest involved in medicinal and aromatic plant research. …

Caraway: The Genus Carum

Eva Nemeth
January 28, 1999
Caraway, the seventh volume in the series Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles, collects together all of the existing information in connection with the biology, chemistry, agrotechnology and utilization of the plant genus Carum. After an overview on all Carum species, it deals …

Poppy: The Genus Papaver

Jeno Bernath
January 26, 1999
Poppy, the third volume in the series Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles presents up-to-date information on Poppy and related species. The introduction emphasizes the importance of Poppy, giving a historical evaluation. in the chapters describing the botany and taxonomy of the …

Cannabis: The Genus Cannabis

David T Brown
November 19, 1998
This book provides a comprehensive overview of cannabis use and abuse and will be an invaluable source of reference for anyone with an interest in the wide range of applications of this fascinating plant and its therapeutic and commercial potential …

Perilla: The Genus Perilla

He-ci Yu, Kenichi Kosuna, Megumi Haga
November 21, 1997
Perilla includes review articles describing the cultivation, traditional and modern applications, the chemical, pharmacological, medical and clinical studies of this plant and its active compounds. The cell culture of Perilla, the genetic control of the plant, and the isolation and structural …

Valerian: The Genus Valeriana

Peter Houghton
November 21, 1997
Valerian, is an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of this very important genus of plants, used in the traditional medicine of many parts of the world, particularly as a sedative. It includes material written by experts dealing with a variety of aspects including the ethnobotany, chemistry, …

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