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Turmeric : the genus Curcuma

Author: P N Ravindran; K Nirmal Babu; K Sivaraman
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2007.
Series: Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles, v. 45.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Turmeric's largest producer and exporter, this book explore the history, biotechnology, production, chemical constituents, market trends, processing and medical uses of this versatile herb. Providing a complete industrial profile, it details the spice's sources, as well as export/import data.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P N Ravindran; K Nirmal Babu; K Sivaraman
ISBN: 9780849370342 0849370345
OCLC Number: 70054252
Description: 484 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Turmeric --
the golden spice of life / P.N. Ravindran --
Botany and crop improvement of turmeric / P.N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu, and K.N. Shiva --
Phytochemistry of the genus Curcuma / Lutfun Nahar and Satyajit D. Sarker --
Biotechnology of turmeric and related species / K. Nirmal Babu [and others] --
Agronomy of turmeric / K. Sivaraman --
Diseases of turmeric / N.P. Dohroo --
Insect pests of turmeric / S. Devasahayam and K.M. Abdulla Koya --
Postharvest technology and processing of turmeric / K.V. Balakrishnan --
Bioactivity of turmeric / Satyajit D. Sarker and Lutfun Nahar --
Curcumin --
biological and medicinal properties / Bharat B. Aggarwal [and others] --
Turmeric --
production, marketing and economics / M.S. Madan --
Turmeric in traditional medicine / R. Remadevi, E. Surendran, and Takeatsu Kimura --
Turmeric as spice and flavorant / K.S. Premavalli --
Other economically important Curcuma species / J. Skornickova, T. Rehse, and M. Sabu --
Turmeric production --
constraints, gaps, and future vision / P.A. Valsala and K.V. Peter.
Series Title: Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles, v. 45.
Responsibility: edited by P.N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu, and K. Sivaraman.
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