1st Edition

The Genus Syzygium Syzygium cumini and Other Underutilized Species

Edited By K. N. Nair Copyright 2017
    288 Pages 13 Color & 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    288 Pages 13 Color & 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    288 Pages 13 Color & 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Syzygium is a well-known source of the globally traded clove as well as the widely cultivated jambolan, water apple, rose apple, wax apple, mountain apple, and several other underutilized species. These plants have multiple uses as edible fruits, medicine, spice, food colorants, and flavorings. The Genus Syzygium: Syzygium cumini and Other Underutilized Species provides an updated, comprehensive account of S. cumini and other underutilized species from a multidisciplinary perspective.

    This book covers all relevant aspects including the botany, systematics, phylogeny, life history, traditional medicinal uses, phytochemical constituents, pharmacology, pharmacopeia standards, horticulture, genetic resource conservation, biocontrol, and bioremediation values. It demonstrates how Syzygium cumini and other underutilized species hold great prospect for global pharmaceutical and horticultural trade. The Genus Syzygium will serve as the standard reference for a broad range of researchers interested in the various uses of S. cumini and eight underutilized Indo-Malaysian and Australasian species of Syzygium.


    Chapter 1 Taxonomy of Syzygium Wuu Kuang Soh

    Chapter 2 Phylogeny of Syzygium K. N. Nair and T. S. Rana

    Chapter 3 The Genus Syzygium in Western Ghats P. Sujanapal and C. Kunhikannan

    Chapter 4 Diversity, Distribution, and Life History of Syzygium cumini Arun Kumar Kushwaha and Lal Babu Chaudhary

    Chapter 5 Syzygium cumini in Ayurveda and Other Traditional Medicare Systems in India S. Rajasekharan and Vinodkumar T. G. Nair

    Chapter 6 Chemistry of Syzygium cumini Sudhir Kumar and Rakesh Maurya

    Chapter 7 Pharmacognosy and Pharmacopoeial Standards for Syzygium Cumini Madan Mohan Pandey and A. K. S. Rawat

    Chapter 8 Biological Activities of Syzygium cumini and Allied Species Varughese George and Palpu Pushpangadan

    Chapter 9 Cancer Immunology of Syzygium cumini Sabira Mohammed and K. B. Harikumar

    Chapter 10 The Use of Syzygium cumini in Nanotechnology Avnesh Kumari, Vineet Kumar, and Sudesh Kumar Yadav

    Chapter 11 Genetic Resources of Syzygium cumini in India: Present Status and Management S. K. Malik, Rekha Chaudhury,

    Vartika Srivastava, and Sanjay Singh

    Chapter 12 Horticultural Management of Syzygium cumini S. K. Tewari, Devendra Singh, and R. C. Nainwal

    Chapter 13 Potential of Syzygium cumini for Biocontrol and Phytoremediation S. K. Tewari, R. C. Nainwal, and Devendra Singh

    Chapter 14 The Usage of Selected Syzygium Species Roland Hardman


    K. N. Nair