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  • Phyllanthus Speciesby Ramadasan Kuttan; K.B. Harikumar

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 146.95

    The genus Phyllanthus has over 1,000 species distributed worldwide, many of which have been used indigenously for the treatment of a variety of ailments for generations. Researchers have developed ways to analyze the potential of these plants and demonstrated the pharmacological action and various chemical entities present in each of them. They... more...

  • Citrus bergamiaby Giovanni Dugo

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 139.95

    This book presents the most current research on all aspects of bergamot and its derivatives, including the history, botany, agro-culture, taxonomy, analytical chemistry, possible contamination, biological properties, and uses. The text provides a fundamental reference for all who are interested in one or more aspects relative to bergamot and its derivatives.... more...

  • Biotechnology of Crucifersby Surinder Kumar Gupta

    Springer 2013; US$ 189.00

    Despite the recent advances made in the improvement of crucifer crops using conventional breeding techniques, the yield levels and the oil and meal quality could not be improved as expected. The understanding of genetic material (DNA/RNA) and its manipulation by scientists has provided the opportunity to improve crucifers by increasing its diversity... more...

  • Grasses of the Intermountain Regionby Laurel K. Anderton; Mary E. Barkworth

    Utah State University Press 2009; US$ 62.95

    Grasses of the Intermountain Region is a modification of the two grass volumes of the Flora of North America (FNA). It is designed for identifying members of the Poaceae in the region between the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains, and is intended for use by botanists working with the grasses in this intermountain region of North America. The reduction... more...

  • Manual of Grasses for North Americaby Mary E. Barkworth; Laurel K. Anderton; Kathleen M. Capels; Sandy Long; Michael B. Piep

    Utah State University Press 2007; US$ 67.95

    Grasses are the world’s most important plants. They are the dominant species over large parts of the earth’s land surface, a fact that is reflected in the many different words that exist for grasslands, words such as prairie, veldt, palouse, and pampas to mention just a few. As a group, grasses are of major ecological importance, as... more...

  • Carawayby Eva Nemeth

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 154.95

    Caraway, the seventh volume in the series Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles, collects together all of the existing information in connection with the biology, chemistry, agrotechnology and utilization of the plant genus Carum. After an overview on all Carum species, it deals mainly with th most important species Carum carvi L. The... more...

  • Steviaby A. Douglas Kinghorn

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 154.95

    Stevia rebaudiana is a remarkable South American plant that has become widely used in certain parts of the world as a natural sweetening agent and dietary supplement. Purified extracts of S. rebaudiana have been used as sweeteners and flavor enhancers in the food industry in Japan for over a quarter of a century, and have been found to be up to 300... more...

  • Corkby Helena Pereira

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 145.00

    This comprehensive book describes cork as a natural product, as an industrial raw-materials, and as a wine bottle closure. From its formation in the outer bark of the cork oak tree to the properties that are of relevance to its use, cork is presented and explained including its physical and mechanical properties. The industrial processing of cork... more...

  • Vetiveriaby Massimo Maffei

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 154.95

    Vetiveria is one of the most versatile genera in plant kingdom. For example, the species Vetiveria zizanoides produces oderous roots from which a precious essential oil is distilled and used in a variety of applications from perfumery to ethnopharmacology. The same roots give the plant particular characteristics that make it a valuable natural barrier... more...

  • Urticaby Gulsel M. Kavalali

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 146.95

    Plants from the genera Urtica, often better known as the stinging nettle, can be distinguished by their stinging hairs, and in some species, their serrated leaf edges. Historical records of the various uses of Urtica date back to at least the Bronze Age (3000-2000 BC). Nettles have traditionally been used as a nutritious food source particularly in... more...