1st Edition

Ginger The Genus Zingiber

Edited By P. N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu Copyright 2005
    572 Pages 153 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    P. N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu