Comprehensive and authoritative, Protocols for In Vitro Cultures and Secondary Metabolite Analysis of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants is an ideal resource for scientists endeavoring to continue the research on this exciting natural branch of medicine.
The Wealth of India, an encyclopaedic series on India's raw material resources of plants, animals and minerals, details their occurrence, distribution, description, composition, utilization and trade. The series, known for its authenticity, is the quintessence of information scattered in a wide range of information sources. Each resource profile is a monographic presentation beginning with the correct nomenclature, the known names in vernacular, gives a brief description, chief areas of distribution in India, broad parameters of cultivation in case of plants, pathological problems in case of plants and animals, chemical constituents, products, utilization, production, consumption ( in case of minerals), and trade data.
A ready reckoner for researchers, entrepreneurs, plant-based industrialists and policy makers, it is acclaimed as a reference standard for information on raw materials of India particularly in the current global trend to incorporate traditional knowledge systems into the proprietary mainstream. Policy-planners use the information to prevent bio-piracy. It has in the recent past played a major role in India's claim for priority in the US patent case on turmeric.
The Wealth of India - Raw Materials Series
|Volume||Year of Publication||Chief Editor/Director|
|II (C)||1950||B.N. Sastri|
|III (D-E)||1952||B.N. Sastri|
|IV (F-G)||1956||B.N. Sastri|
|Fish & Fisheries Supplement to Vol. IV||1962||B.N. Sastri|
|V (H-K)||1959||B.N. Sastri|
|VI (L-M)||1962||B.N. Sastri|
|Livestock (including Poultry) - Supplement to Vol. VI||1970|
|VII (N-Pe)||1966||S.B. Deshaprabhu|
|VIII (Ph-Re)||1969||A. Krishnamurthi|
|IX (Rh-So)||1972||Y.R. Chadha|
|X (Sp-W)||1976||Y.R. Chadha|
|XI (X-Z)||1976||Y.R. Chadha|
|I (A)||1985||Y.R. Chadha|
|II (B)||1988||S.P. Ambasta|
|Birds Supplement to Vol. II||1990||G.P. Phondke|
|III (Ca-Ci)||1992||G.P. Phondke|
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Despite later evaluations that separated the two, many practitioners of alternative medicine and aromatherapists, among others, remain unaware of the distinction. Laymen and plant sales personnel are often equally in the dark, as the majority of garden center 'geraniums' are Pelargonium species and cultivars. This work aims to dispel myths and peel away layers of incorrect and muddled information which contribute to the unclear image of the genera.
Geranium and Pelargonium: The Genus Geranium and Pelargonium features discussion and new information on some of the following areas:
This book will be of interest to graduate students, scientists and professionals in the Geranium and Pelargonium growing and retail industry, the perfumery, food and cosmetics industries, Theory and practice of distillation.
Whether in snack foods, beverages or fine fragrances, vanilla is a perennial consumer favorite. From cultivation to application, Vanilla takes a wide-ranging look inside this versatile ingredient. In this must-have volume, a diverse range of experts explore:
"Considering how many products contain vanilla, it was worth organizing a congress to discuss all the new research regarding this—one can say it—unique plant. All aspects of this material were discussed, including cultivation, extraction, biology and trading. As already stated in the preface, the reviewer joins this opinion as 'truly a must-have book for everyone wanting to stay ahead of the curve on this indispensable raw material.' The volume reads well, is informative with high actuality, and is not surfeit but to the point: qualities making it worthy of recommendation for the flavor and fragrance chemist's library."
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