Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants

Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants

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This book continues as volume 7 of a multi-compendium on Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants. It covers plants with edible flowers whose floral parts including the stalk and flower nectar are eaten as conventional or functional food and may provide a source of food colorant, additive or neutraceuticals. This volume covers plant species with edible flowers from families Acanthaceae to Fabaceae in a tabular form and seventy five such species from the families Amaryllidaceae, Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Asparagaceae, Asteraceae, Balsaminaceae, Begoniaceae, Bignoniaceae, Brassicaceae, Cactaceae, Calophyllaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Combretaceae, Convolvulaceae, Costaceae, Doryanthaceae and Fabaceae in detail. The edible species dealt with in this work include wild and underutilized crops and also common and widely grown ornamentals. To help in identification of the plant and edible parts about 200 coloured illustrations are included. As in the preceeding six 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.Traditional Medicinal Uses Tuberose has been reported to be used in traditional folk medicine (Burkill 1966; Perry 1980; Chopra et al. 1986 ... Flowers are used for artistic garlands, leis, floral ornaments, bouquets and buttonholes. The long ... In Malaysia, Chinese ladies make chaplets of the flowers for binding the hair.

Title:Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants
Author:T. K. Lim
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-08


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