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Handbook of Medicinal Spices

by James A. Duke


Handbook of Medicinal Spices:

  • Includes the medicinal properties of over 60 spice plants
  • Explores the culinary aspects of many medicinal spices
  • Presents a chemical analysis of each spice
  • Explains the biological activities of the most important phytochemicals
  • Provides an alphabetical listing of reported indications for each spice
  • Includes folkloric and proven reputations for a given ailment.
  • Lists septic organisms killed or whose growth is curbed or arrested by each spice
  • Offers recipes from around the world for "letting food be your medicine"

Organized by scientific name, the Handbook of Medicinal Spices provides the science behind the folklore of over 60 popular spices.

For each spice, Handbook of Medicinal Spices lists:

  • Scientific name
  • Common name
  • Medicinal activities and indications
  • Multiple activities
  • Other uses, especially culinary
  • Cultivation
  • Chemistry
  • Important phytochemical constituents and their activities

Handbook of Medicinal Spices also includes market and import data, culinary uses, ecology and cultural information, and discusses at length the use of spices as antiseptics and antioxidants.


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Handbook of Medicinal Spices
by James A. Duke
2002 • 360 pages • $138.95 + shipping

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