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Turmeric; the genus Curcuma.


Turmeric; the genus Curcuma.

Ed. by P. N. Ravindran et al.

CRC / Taylor & Francis


484 pages



Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles; v.45


The history, production, and uses of turmeric are thoroughly examined in the 15 chapters of this volume. Phytochemistry, biotechnology, agronomy, insect pests, and postharvest technology are the subject of separate chapters. Other chapter topics include turmeric's use in traditional medicine and as a spice and flavorant. The contributors are affiliated with institutions in India, the U.K. and the U.S.; about half are with either the Indian Institute of Spices Research in Calicut, India, or the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at the U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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