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Introduction to spices, plantation crops, medicinal and aromatic plants


Introduction to spices, plantation crops, medicinal and aromatic plants: vii + 278 pp.
Introduction to spices, plantation crops, medicinal and aromatic plants
This book, written for agriculture, horticulture and forestry students, is divided into 4 parts: (1) spices - including major spices (Piper nigrum, Elettaria cardamomum, Zingiber officinale, and Curcuma longa), seed spices (Coriandrum sativum and Trigonella foenum-graecum), tree spices (Syzygium aromaticum, Myristica fragrans, Cinnamomum verum Pimenta dioica, Murra koenigii, Garcinia cambogia, and Laurus nobilis), herbal spices (Allium sativum, Vanilla planifolia, Crocus sativus, Capsicum annuum, and Ferula foetida), other spices, and value added spices; (2) plantation crops - tea, coffee, Hevea brasiliensis, Theobroma cacao, Anacardium occidentale, coconuts, Areca catechu, Borassus flabellifer, and Cinchona spp.; (3) medicinal plants - including Dioscorea spp., Digitalis lanata, Papaver somniferum, Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium (Tanacetum cinerariifolium), Rauvolfia serpentina, Cassia angustifolia, Plantago ovata, Solanum spp., Atropa belladonna, Claviceps purpurea and 30 other species; and (4) aromatic plants - Cymbopogon spp., Pelargonium graveolens, Mentha spp., Ocimum spp., Pogestemon patchouli Eucalyptus spp., Lavendula spp., Santalum album and 13 other species, and floral concrete with particular reference to Jasminum spp. Notes on the botany, cultivation, pests and diseases, and harvesting and processing of these plants are provided. There is also an index, a list for further reading, and an appendix (a glossary of some medical terms).

Accession: 002416468



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