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The Genus Zingiber, 1st Edition

Edited by P. N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu

CRC Press

576 pages | 153 B/W Illus.

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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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General