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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Garcinia mangostana</i> mangosteen.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, medicinal properties, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of mangosteens (Garcinia mangostana). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation methods for the...

Author(s)
Rekha Chaudhury; Malik, S. K.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crop evolution and diversity.

This chapter focuses on the evolutionary history, commercial production, and cucurbits as weeds. The uses of cucurbits as food and drink, medicinal properties, and as ornamental plants are also discussed.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i>, a family of species rich in secondary metabolites: aromatic compounds and medicinal attributes.

Members of Apiaceae are an important trait of the global diet as exemplified by their use as species in cuisines around the world due to their content of essential oil and non-volatile compounds. Nevertheless, the value of Apiaceae plants extends to traditional medicine too with application against ...

Author(s)
Pollastro, F.; Gaeta, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Halophytes: potential resources of coastal ecosystems and their economic, ecological and bioprospecting significance.

Halophytes are a special group of plants that grow and flourish in highly saline environments. This chapter summarizes current knowledge exploring the enormous potential of halophytes for industrial applications in the form of nutraceuticals, essential oils, biofuels, alcohol, latex, cosmetics,...

Author(s)
Parida, A. K.; Asha Kumari; Jaykumar Rangani; Monika Patel
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Use of halophytes as medicinal plants: phytochemical diversity and biological activity.

This chapter reviews the basic phytochemical characteristics and related biological activity in a range of halophytic species, in addition to their ethnobotanical relevance and traditional use as medicinal plants. The specific features of saline habitats (the osmotic and toxic effects of salts)...

Author(s)
Stevanović, Z. D.; Stanković, M. S.; Stanković, J.; Janaćković, P.; Stanković, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Green tea polyphenol EGCG-sensing receptor.

The green tea catechin (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) is known to exhibit various biological and pharmacological properties. The 67-kDa laminin receptor (67 LR) has been identified as a cell-surface EGCG receptor that confers EGCG responsiveness to cancer cells at physiological...

Author(s)
Tachibana, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant diversity repertoire of bioactive triterpenoids.

Pharmaceutical biology perceives medicinal plants as a rich source of bioactive compounds bearing biological activities which can be traced back to the dawn of life. Plants form one of the most abundant and diverse living systems in nature. Improved scientific knowledge in plant biology has led...

Author(s)
Kavitha, K. S.; Baker, S.; Rakshith, D.; Azmath, P.; Harini, B. P.; Satish, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The encyclopedia of herbs &amp; spices. Volumes 1 and 2.

This encyclopedia (volumes I and II) is the first attempt to collect and collate scientific information on all the species of plants used as spices by humans. There is an introductory chapter providing essential information on spices such as definition, classification, history and areas of...

Author(s)
Ravindran, P. N.
ISBN
2017 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780643151)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Medicinal plants of the world.

This book is a photographic guide to more than 350 of the most commonly used and best known medicinal plants of the world. It was first published in 2004. This completely revised edition includes 28 new monographs of species and more than 230 new photographs. The first part of the book comprises...

Author(s)
Wyk, B. E. van; Wink, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393258)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Traditional/commercial uses and future dynamics.

Citrus aurantifolia [C. aurantiifolia] (lime) tree is extensively cultivated in subtropical and tropical areas because of its edible fruits. The lime fruit and its juice are key ingredients in many drinks, confections, pickles and sauces. The flavour and bouquet of limeade and other lime-flavoured...

Author(s)
Hanif, M. A.; Smitha Padmanabhan; Waly, M.; Al-Maskari, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter

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