Leafy Medicinal Herbs

Botany, Chemistry, Postharvest Technology and Uses

Hardback
August 2016
9781780645599
More details
  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    31st August 2016
  • ISBN 9781780645599
  • Language English
  • Pages 312 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images illus
$174.20

This book compiles the literature for 23 of the most globally relevant leafy medicinal herbs. Beginning with a general overview and discussion of the importance of these plants, it then handles each herb by chapter. Chapters discuss the botany of the crop, including its history and origin, geographical distribution and morphology, before focusing on the chemical composition and phytochemical aspects. They then review postharvest technology such as processing and value addition, before concluding with the general and pharmacological uses for each crop. A complete companion to the subject, this book forms a vital resource for researchers, students, farmers and industrialists in the area of leafy medicinal herbs.

Introduction
Botany
Origin
Geographical location
Morphology
Chemistry
Chemical composition
Phytochemistry
Postharvest Technology
Processing
Value addition
Uses
General uses
Pharmacological uses
Summary
References

Dawn C. P. Ambrose

Dawn C. P. Ambrose is at Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, India.

Annamalai Manickavasagan

Annamalai Manickavasagan is at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Ravindra Naik

Ravindra Naik is at Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, India.