Published by Westville Publishing House, New Delhi, 2011
Hardcover. Condition: New. 234pp., 288 Color Illustrations.
Published by Westville Publishing House, 2011
Condition: New. This is Brand New.
Published by Westville, 2011
Contents Preface 1 Historical perspectives and usesB Chempakam and VA Parthasarathy 2 Botany and breedingR Ramakrishnan Nair and VA Parthasarathy 3 Genetic resourcesB Krishnamoorthy D Prasath and Utpala Parthasarathy 4 ChemistryT John Zachariah NK Leela and B Chempakam 5 BiotechnologyTE Sheeja and VA Parthasarathy 6 Production systemK Kandiannan V Srirnivasan S Hamza and CK Thankamani 7 Input use efficiencyV Srinivasan KS Krishnamurthy R Dinesh S Hamza and K Kandiannan 8 Insect and nematode pestsS Devasahayam and Santhosh J Eapen 9 DiseasesM Anandaraj and R Suseela Bhai 10 Post-harvest managementE Jayashree and T John Zacharia 11 Nutraceutical propertiesA Shamina and KN Shiva 12 Ornamental curcumaK Sujatha and Sujatha A Nair 13 Turmeric in AyurvedaP Ram Manohar and Srividya Subramanian Subject indexTurmeric Curcuma longa L is a spice and a medicine Research has revealed that curcumin has a wide range of beneficial properties including anti-inflammatory antioxidant chemo-preventive and chemotherapeutic activity It also serves as a multipurpose herbal remedy for practitioners of Ayurveda Siddha Unani and traditional Chinese medicine Turmeric has recently been nominated by the national cancer institute for more in-depth studies in developing curcumin as a drug for the treatment of cancer with its proven safety to humans Keeping this in mind this book has been edited with 13 chapters contributed by eminent scientists on all aspects covering history botany cultivation secondary agriculture and nutraceuticalsThe book describes historical perspective genetic resources and its uses details of the genus curcuma botany of curcuma and breeding of turmeric taxonomic puzzle existing among the different species of curcuma biotechnological tools for genetic improvement and exploitation of diversity biochemistry nutraceutical properties medicinal properties input use efficiency production systems diseases and their control insect and nematode pests curcuma spp and their control ornamental curcuma for cut flowers and post harvest processing and mechanization in operations of turmericThis book would be of immense value to all the turmeric workers specialists teachers students researchers extension workers and officials of department of horticultureagriculture and growers across the boundaries as it provides core of information on the above aspects in turmeric It will also serve as a good volume of information of planners and policy makers providing ample leads into the new avenues of scientific research jacket 222 pp.