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Turmeric: The genus Curcuma (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles)

Publisher: TF-CRC
Number Of Pages: 484
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
Sales Rank: 2634458
ISBN / ASIN: 0849370345
EAN: 9780849370342
Binding: Hardcover
Manufacturer: TF-CRC
Studio: TF-CRC

Edited by experts from India, turmeric's largest producer and exporter, this is the first volume to explore the history, diversity, crop improvement, 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. It also explains turmeric's importance to both the food and cosmetic industry, and examines its potential in preventing and treating conditions ranging from ulcers and infections to cancer and arthritis. Experts from India, Japan, UK and USA collaborated to produce this extensively referenced work that provides the needed resource for those involved with the research, cultivation, marketing, or product development of this golden spice.


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