Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants: volume 1, Fruits by Lim T. K.Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants: volume 1, Fruits by Lim T. K.

Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants: volume 1, Fruits

byLim T. K.

Hardcover | January 3, 2012

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This multi-compendium  is a comprehensive, illustrated and scientifically up-to-date work covering  more than a thousand species of  edible medicinal and non-medicinal plants. This work will be of significant interest to scientists, researchers, medical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, food nutritionists, agriculturists, botanists, herbalogists,  conservationists,  teachers, lecturers, students and the general public. Topics covered include: taxonomy (botanical name and synonyms); common English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agro-ecological requirements; edible plant part and uses; botany; nutritive and medicinal/pharmacological properties, medicinal uses and current research findings;  non-edible uses; and selected/cited  references.  Each volume covers about a hundred species arranged according to families and species. Each volume has  separate  scientific and common names indices and separate scientific and medical glossaries.
TK Lim obtained his Bachelor and Masters in Agricultural Science from the University of Malaya and his PHD (Botanical Sciences) from the University of Hawaii. He worked in the University of Agriculture Malaysia for 20 years as a lecturer and Associate Professor; as Principal Horticulturist for 9 years for the Department of Primary Indu...
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Title:Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants: volume 1, FruitsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:850 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.01 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048186609

ISBN - 13:9789048186600

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Actinidiaceae.- Actinidia arguta.- Actinidia chinensis.- Actinidia deliciosa.- Adoxaceae.- Sambucus nigra.- Anacardiaceae.- Anacardium occidentale.- Bouea macrophylla.- Bouea oppositifolia.- Dracontomelon dao.- Mangifera caesia.- Mangifera foetida.- Mangifera indica.- Mangifera kemanga.- Mangifera laurina.- Mangifera odorata.- Mangifera pajang.- Mangifera quadrifida.- Mangifera similis.- Pentaspondon motleyi.- Pistacia vera.- Schinus molle.- Spondias cytherea.- Spondias purpurea.- Annonaceae.- Annona atemoya.- Annona diversifolia.- Annona glabra.- Annona montana.- Annona muricata.- Annona reticolate.- Annona squamosa.- Rollinia mucosa.- Stelechocarpus burahol.- Uvaria chamae.- Apocynaceae.- Carissa macrocarpa.- Carissa spinarum.- Willughbeia angustifolia.- Willughbeia coriacea.- Araceae.- Monstera deliciosa.- Arecaceae.- Adonidia merrillii.- Areca catechu.- Areca triandra.- Arenga pinnata.- Bactris gasipaes.- Borassus flabellifer.- Cocos nucifera.- Elaeis guineensis.- Elaeis guineensis var. pisifera.- Eleiodoxa conferta.- Lodoicea maldivica.- Nypa fruticans.- Phoenix dactylifera.- Phoneis reclinata.- Salacca affinis.- Salacca glabrescens.- Salacca magnifica.- Salacca wallichiana.- Salacca zalacca.- Serenoa repens.- Averrhoaceae.- Averrhoa bilimbi.- Averrhoa carambola.- Averrhoa dolicocarpa.- Averrhoa leucopetala.- Betulaceae.- Corylus avellana.- Bignoniaceae.- Crescentia cujete.- Kiegelia africana.- Oroxylum indicum.- Parmentiera aculeata.- Parmentiera cereifera.- Bixaceae.- Bixa orellana.- Bombacaceae.- Adansonia digitata.- Adansonia gregorii.- Ceiba pentandra.- Durio dulcis.- Durio graveolens.- Durio kinabaleuensis.- Durio kutejensis.- Durio oxleyanus.- Durio testudinarum.- Durio zibethinus.- Pachira aquatica.- Pachira insignis.- Quararibea cordata.- Bromeliaceae.- Ananas comosus.- Burseraceae.- Canarium decumanum.- Canarium indicum.- Canarium odontophyllum.- Canarium vulgare.- Dacryodes rostrata.- Cactaceae.- Cereus repandus.- Hylocereus megalanthus.- Hylocereus polyrhizus.- Hylocereus undatus.- Nopalea cochenillifera.- Opuntia ficus-indica.- Opuntia monacantha.- Opuntia stricta.- Caricaceae.- Carica papaya.- Vasconcellea x heilbornii.- Cuppressaceae.- Juniperus communis.- Cycadaceae.- Cycas revolute.- Medical Glossary.- Scientific Glossary.- Common Name Index.- Scientific Name Index.

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From the reviews:"This remarkable book devotes over 800 pages to plant families whose names begin with the first three letters of the Latin alphabet starting with Actinidaceae (kiwi fruit) and ending with Cycadaceae (cycads). . The author summarizes antioxidant, anticancer, and antimicrobial activities of the plants, along with reports of antivenin, radioprotective, and antiaging properties, some of which are cited in preliminary studies only. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; informed general readers." (S. Hammer, Choice, Vol. 49 (11), July, 2012)