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Turmeric
The Genus Curcuma
edited by P. N. Ravindran

Turmeric: The Genus Curcuma covers all aspects of turmeric including botany, genetic resources, crop improvement, processing, biotechnology, pharmacology, medicinal and traditional uses, and its use as a spice and flavoring.

This book offers the most thorough examination of the cultivation, market trends, processing, and products as well as pharmacokinetic and medicinal properties of this highly regarded spice.

By comparing traditional uses with modern scientific discoveries, the book provides a complete view of the medicinal value and health benefits of turmeric.

Features:

  • Compares traditional uses with modern scientific discoveries to provide a complete view of the medicinal value and health benefits of turmeric
  • Reviews the phytochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology processing, and product development
  • Provides a complete industrial profile including market size, geographical sources, export and import data, and market trends
  • Presents evidence showing turmeric's value as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-mutagenic, and anti-Alzheimer's
  • Includes an exhaustive bibliography at the end of each chapter to serve as an access point to the supporting literature

Contents

  1. Mentha: An Overview of its Classification and Relationships
  2. Anatomy, Physiology, Biosynthesis, Molecular Biology, Tissue Culture and Biotechnology of Mint Essential Oil Production
  3. Commercial Mint Species Grown in the United States
  4. The Cultivation of Mints in India
  5. Production of Mint in China
  6. The Distillation of Mint Oils
  7. The Composition of Commercially Important Mints
  8. Oil Composition of the Other Mentha Species and Hybrids
  9. World Production and Quality Control of Mint Oils and Their Commercially Important Isolates
  10. Natural and Synthetic Menthol
  11. The Genuineness of Mint Oils
  12. Biological and Toxicological Properties of Mint Oils and Their Major Isolates: Safety Assessment
  13. Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils and Constituents of Mentha Species
  14. Mentha: Economic Uses

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Turmeric
The Genus Curcuma
edited by P. N. Ravindran

2007 504 pages $128.95 + shipping
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