The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger: The Invaluable Medicinal Spice Crops
Turmeric has been used as a medicine, a condiment, and a dye since at least 600 B.C., while ginger has been used extensively throughout history for its medicinal purposes. The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger brings these two important plants together in one reference book, explaining their history, production techniques, and nutritional and medicinal properties in detail.
This book is intuitively organized by plant and use, allowing quick access to information. It puts the uniquely Indian use and history of turmeric and ginger plants into a global context of production and economic aspects. It explores the plants from a botanical perspective, and goes into details of their chemical composition as well. Rounding out the book are chapters on disease and pest control issues.
The book is a valuable resource for those involved in the production and marketing of these plants, as well as those looking for more information on the medicinal and nutritional properties of turmeric and ginger.
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15 The Agronomy and Economy of Ginger
16 The Chemistry of Ginger
17 Ginger Physiology
18 Cropping Zones and Production Technology
19 The Biotechnology of Ginger
20 Ginger Nutrition
21 The Diseases of Ginger
22 The Insect Pests of Ginger and Their Control
9 Turmeric Nematology
10 Diseases of Turmeric
11 Harvesting and Postharvest Management of Turmeric
12 Neutraceutical Properties of Turmeric
13 The Ornamental Curcuma
14 Turmeric in Ayurveda
23 The Postharvest and Industrial Processing of Ginger
24 Production Marketing and Economics of Ginger
25 Pharmacology and Nutraceutical Uses of Ginger
26 Ginger as a Spice and Flavorant
27 Additional Economically Important Ginger Species
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Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger: The Invaluable Medicinal Spice ...
K. P. Prabhakaran Nair
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