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Life Sciences - Plant Sciences | Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants - Volume 6, Fruits

Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants

Volume 6, Fruits

Lim, T. K.

2013, XI, 606 p. 255 illus., 89 illus. in color.

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  • Referenced up-to-date-information on nutritive and medicinal properties
  • Common and vernacular names to help in plant identification
  • Medical and scientific glossaries

This book continues as volume 6 of a multi-compendium on Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants. It covers edible fruits/seeds used fresh, cooked or processed into other food products, or used as vegetables, spices, stimulants, edible oils  and beverages. It covers selected species from the following families: Sapindaceae, Sapotaceae, Schisandraceae, Solanaceae, Thymelaeaceae, Urticaceae, Vitaceae and Winteraceae.  The edible species dealt with in this work include to a larger extent lesser-known, wild and underutilized crops and also common and widely grown crops. To help in identification of the plant, edible parts and food products more than 150 coloured illustrations are included.

As in the preceeding  five volumes, topics covered include: taxonomy (botanical name and synonyms); common English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agro-ecological requirements; edible plant parts and uses; plant botany; nutritive, medicinal and pharmacological properties with up-to-date research findings; traditional medicinal uses; other  non-edible uses; and selected/cited  references for further reading. This volume has  separate  indices for scientific and common names; and separate scientific and medical glossaries.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Bioactive Plant Products - Edible/Food Plants - Medicinal Plants - Natural Plant Products - Plant Uses

Related subjects » Agriculture - Biomedical Sciences - Chemistry - Ecology - Medicine - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Sapindaceae.- Blighia sapida.- Dimocarpus fumatus subsp. Fumatus.- Dimocarpus longan subsp.  longan var. Longan.- Dimocarpus longan subp.  malesianus var. Echinatus.- Dimocarpus longan Lour. subsp. malesianus  var. malesianus.- Lepisanthes alata.- Lepisanthes fruticosa.- Litchi chinensis.- Nephelium cuspidatum var. robustum.- Nephelium lappaceum.- Nephelium maingayi.- Nephelium ramboutan-ake.- Paullina cupana.- Pometia pinnata.- Sapotaceae.- Chrysophyllum cainito.- Chrysophyllum oliviforme.- Manilkara jaimiqui.- Manilkara kauki.- Manilkara zapota.- Mimusops elengi.- Pouteria caimito.- Pouteria campechiana.- Pouteria sapota.- Pouteria viridis.- Synsepalum dulcificum.- Schisandraceae.- Illicium verum.- Solanaceae.- Capsicum annuum.- Capsicum baccatum var. pendulum.- Capsicum chinense.- Capsicum frutescens.- Lycium barbarum.- Lycium chinense.- Physalis angulata .- Physalis peruviana.- Solanum aethiopicum.- Solanum americanum.- Solanum betaceum.- Solanum lasiocarpum.- Solanum linearifolium.- Solanum lycopersicum.- Solanum mammosum.- Solanum melongena.- Solanum muricatum.- Solanum nigrum.- Solanum quitoense.- Solanum sessiliflorum.- Solanum torvum.- Thymelaeaceae.- Phaleria capitata.- Urticaceae.- Pourouma cecropiaefolia.- Vitaceae.- Vitis vinifera.- Winteraceae.- Tasmannia  insipida.- Tasmannia lanceolata.- Medical Glossary.- Scientific Glossary.- Common Name Index.- Scientific Name Index.

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Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India

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