World Spice Plants
Despite their long tradition spices are subject to international modern scientific research. This has made it
necessary to disseminate knowledge to a large audience of interest. The book addresses this need by informing
the reader about the complex worldwide use of spice plants.
Hardback 592 p.93 in colour., ISBN 9783540222798
The many spice and aromatic plants are arranged in alphabetical order of their botanical relevance. It includes
all species which have been cultivated for the above purposes. It also covers species whose usage has long ceased
or which are used only rarely or have become wild. In this respect the author has aimed at comprehensiveness.
In total over 1400 plants have been collated.
The very extensive register of literature has been designed to facilitate intensive study of a specific plant or spice.
Works both on botany and agriculture, and on chemistry, pharmacodynamics and usage have been considered.
The book is aimed principally at spice and aroma experts, pharmacists, botanists and interested lay persons.
But the author also had in mind food chemists, dieticians and agricultural scientists, for whom botany, chemistry
and pharmacological aspects may be of interest. It is hoped that those occupied in the spice and aroma industry
involved in creating spice blends and the like will also take inspiration from the book.
Written for food scientists, botanists, pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists
1400 spice plants with their usage, parts used, scientific and common names in many languages and
geographical distribution arranged in A-Z format, together with an extensive list of relevant specialist literature.
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