1st Edition

The Genus Zingiber

ISBN 9780415324687
Published December 28, 2004 by CRC Press
576 Pages 153 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Ginger: The Genus Zingiber is the first comprehensive volume on ginger. Valued as a spice and medicinal plant from ancient times both in India and China, ginger is now used universally as a versatile spice and in traditional medicine as well as in modern medicine.

This book covers all aspects of ginger, including botany, crop improvement, chemistry, biotechnology, production technology in the major producing countries, diseases, pests, and harvesting. It also explores processing, products, economics and marketing, pharmacology, medicinal applications, and uses as a spice and flavoring. Experts in the areas of genetic resources, botany, crop improvement, and biotechnology of ginger give an in-depth analysis of these key aspects, and each chapter concludes with an extensive bibliography.

Table of Contents

Introduction, P.N. Ravindran and K. Nirmal Babu
Botany and Crop Improvement of Ginger, P.N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu, and K.N. Shiva
Chemistry of Ginger, Gaston Vernin and Cyril Parkanyi
Tissue Culture and Biotechnology of Ginger, K. Nirmal Babu, K. Samsudeen, Minoo Divakaran, Geetha S. Pillai, and P.N. Ravindran
Ginger Production in India and Other South Asian Countries, E.V. Nybe and N. Mini Raj
Ginger Production in South East Asia, Ai Xizhen, Song Jinfeng, and Xu Xia
Ginger Production in Africa and Pacific Ocean Islands, P.A. Okwuowulu
Diseases of Ginger, N.P. Dohroo
Bacterial Diseases of Ginger and their Control, A. Kumar and A.C. Hayward
Insect Pests of Ginger, S. Devasahayam and K.M. Abdulla Koya
Post Harvest and Industrial Processing of Ginger, K.V. Balakrishnan
Production, Marketing and Economics of Ginger, M.S. Madan
Pharmacology of Ginger, Ikuko Kimura, Leonora R. Pancho, and Hiroshi Tsuneki
Medicinal Properties and Uses of Ginger, R. Remadevi, E. Surendran, and P. N. Ravindran
Ginger as Spice and Flavourant, K.S. Premavalli
Yield Gaps Constraints in Ginger, K.V. Peter, E.V. Nybe, and Alice Kurien
Other Economically Important Zingiber Species, M. Sabu and Dave Skinner

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