Medicinal Seasonings

Author: Keith Scott
ISBN: 9780620359849
Size: 18,76 MB
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Medicinal Seasonings provides an insight into the wonderful healing powers of spices and the scientific proof of their mechanisms of action. The intention is to provide useful information for those looking for ways to protect themselves against the degenerative diseases that are the scourge of most developed countries and their ageing populations. All of the foods that appear are commonly used culinary spices and have potent protective effects against cancer, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer's disease and can also slow the ageing process.

Crc Handbook Of Medicinal Spices

Author: James A. Duke
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420040480
Size: 12,30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Let food be your medicine, medicine your food." -Hippocrates, 2400 B.C. When the "Father of Medicine" uttered those famous words, spices were as important for medicine, embalming, preserving food, and masking bad odors as they were for more mundane culinary matters. Author James A. Duke predicts that spices such as capsicum, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, onion, and turmeric will assume relatively more medicinal importance again, as the economic costs and knowledge of the side-effects of prescription pharmaceuticals increase. After all, each spice contains thousands of useful phytochemicals. Pharmaceuticals usually contain only one or two. Discover the Science behind the Folklore Spices are important medicines that have withstood the empirical tests of millennia. Nearly 5,000 years ago Charak, the father of Ayurvedic medicine, claimed that garlic lightens the blood, reduces tumors, and is an aphrodisiac tonic. Today scientists say it thins the blood, prevents cancer, and increases libido. For centuries people worldwide have used spices to cure a myriad of ailments and to preserve foods. Now science is proving that these spices may preserve us with their antioxidant and antiseptic activities. Organized by scientific name, the CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices provides the science behind the folklore of over 60 popular spices. For each spice, it lists: Scientific name Common name Medicinal activities and indications Multiple activities Other uses, especially culinary Cultivation Chemistry Important phytochemical constituents and their activities The handbook also includes market and import data, culinary uses, ecology and cultural information, and discusses at length the use of spices as antiseptics and antioxidants.

Medicinal Spices

Author: Eberhard Teuscher
Editor: Medpharm Gmbh Scientific Pub
ISBN: 9780849319624
Size: 10,92 MB
Format: PDF
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Taking you on a journey into the world of spices, the author describes 300 plants and the spices that are obtained from them from the perspective of a natural scientist. 84 extensive monographs of culinary herbs are presented here, with details of their cultivation, production, constituents, sensoric properties, pharmacological actions, their potential toxicity and their culinary and medicinal uses.

Medicinal Spices And Vegetables From Africa

Author: Victor Kuete
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128094419
Size: 13,30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Medicinal Spices and Vegetables from Africa: Therapeutic Potential against Metabolic, Inflammatory, Infectious and Systemic Diseases provides a detailed look at medicinal spices and vegetables that have proven safe-and-effective for consumption and the treatment of diseases, including infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. It provides pharmacological evidence, such as the latest information related to efficacy and safety data, in vitro and in vivo studies, clinical trials, and more, to illustrate the use of these spices and vegetables as both palliative and alternative treatments with the goal of furthering research in this area to produce safer and more effective drugs. Provides scientific evidence for the potential of medicinal spices and vegetables used in Africa to fight metabolic, inflammatory, and infectious diseases Includes a review of the latest methods used to investigate the effects of medicinal plants in the treatment of disease Offers an updated resource for students sand scientists in the fields of pharmaceutical science, pharmacognosy, complementary and alternative medicine, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, biochemistry, and more

Healing Foods Healthy Foods

Author: Gloria Halim
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848035713
Size: 17,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cutting out processed and junk foods from your diet and introducing the superfoods listed in this book will help you boost your immune system, fight illness, and increase your energy levels. Superfoods are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. This book lists them individually and explains why they are so good for you and how they can help keep you healthy. It also lists a number of spices which have medicinal benefits in their own right. By combining these spices with some of the superfoods, this book includes some simple but delicious recipes that have their roots in the Mediterranean, Asian and African regions, all of which are known to be among the world s healthiest diets. There are mouthwatering salads, wholesome soups, delicious main courses and vegetable dishes, fresh juices, and nutritious smoothies. You really are what you eat. With this book to guide you, you can change your eating habits for the better and make a difference to your general health.

Turmeric Curcuma Longa L And Ginger Zingiber Officinale Rosc World S Invaluable Medicinal Spices

Author: Kodoth Prabhakaran Nair
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030291898
Size: 14,93 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book discusses the various aspects, from production to marketing of turmeric and ginger, the world’s two most important and invaluable medicinal spice crops. The book begins with their origin and history, global spread, and goes on to describe the botany, production agronomy, fertilizer practices, pest management, post-harvest technology, pharmacology and nutraceutical uses. The book presents the economy, import-export and world markets involved with reference to turmeric and ginger. It would be a benchmark and an important reference source for scientists, students, both undergraduate and post graduate, studying agriculture and food sciences and policy makers. It would be of great interest to professionals and industry involved in spice trade.

The Agronomy And Economy Of Turmeric And Ginger

Author: K.P. Prabhakaran Nair
Editor: Newnes
ISBN: 012394824X
Size: 19,13 MB
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Turmeric has been used as a medicine, a condiment, and a dye since at least 600 B.C., while ginger has been used extensively throughout history for its medicinal purposes. The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger brings these two important plants together in one reference book, explaining their history, production techniques, and nutritional and medicinal properties in detail. This book is intuitively organized by plant and use, allowing quick access to information. It puts the uniquely Indian use and history of turmeric and ginger plants into a global context of production and economic aspects. It explores the plants from a botanical perspective, and goes into details of their chemical composition as well. Rounding out the book are chapters on disease and pest control issues. The book is a valuable resource for those involved in the production and marketing of these plants, as well as those looking for more information on the medicinal and nutritional properties of turmeric and ginger. The first book to bring together extensive information about turmeric and ginger Incorporates medicinal, nutritional and agricultural aspects of the two plants Offers a global perspective

Healing Spices

Author: Kirsten Hartvig
Editor: Duncan Baird Publishers
ISBN: 1848992327
Size: 20,38 MB
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Cloves from the Moluccas, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, pepper from the Malabar coast, chillies from Peru ? for over 4,000 years spices have been used to bring recipes to life, as well as to enhance beauty and vitality, and treat and prevent disease. They have enriched our language and our folklore, excited our senses and inspired us to explore new culinary vistas. As we seek to live more healthily, the near-magical ability of spices to transform simple foods into memorable feasts can help us to rebalance our diet in fun and satisfying ways, and their powerful health-protecting and immune-stimulating properties enable us to deal more effectively with the stresses of modern living. The Healing Spices Cookbook will show you how to make the most of your spice rack and discover just how tasty healthy eating can be. Renowned nutritionist and naturopath Kirsten Hartvig offers around 100 delicious and easy recipes from around the world, from starters and preserves to confectionery and liqueurs. Also included in the book is a detailed directory of spices, featuring profiles of the healthiest, most popular kinds, including cinnamon, nigella, nutmeg and turmeric. This is a one-stop, easy-to-use, practical guide to the colourful world of spices, telling you all you need to know about buying, storing and using them so you can release their full potential for improving well-being and vitality.

Handbook Of Spices Seasonings And Flavorings Second Edition

Author: Susheela Raghavan
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420004360
Size: 20,15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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An A to Z Catalog of Innovative Spices and Flavorings Designed to be a practical tool for the many diverse professionals who develop and market foods, the Handbook of Spices, Seasonings, and Flavorings combines technical information about spices—forms, varieties, properties, applications, and quality specifications — with information about trends, spice history, and the culture behind their cuisines. The book codifies the vast technical and culinary knowledge for the many professionals who develop and market foods. While many reference books on spices include alphabetized descriptions, the similarity between this book and others ends there. More than just a list of spices, this book covers each spice’s varieties, forms, and the chemical components that typify its flavor and color. The author includes a description of spice properties, both chemical and sensory, and the culinary information that will aid in product development. She also explains how each spice is used around the world, lists the popular global spice blends that contain the spice, describes each spice’s folklore and traditional medicine usage, and provides translations of each spice’s name in global languages. New to this edition is coverage of spice labeling and a chapter on commercial seasoning formulas. Going beyond the scope of most spice books, this reference describes ingredients found among the world’s cuisines that are essential in providing flavors, textures, colors, and nutritional value to foods. It explores how these ingredients are commonly used with spices to create authentic or new flavors. The author has created a complete reference book that includes traditionally popular spices and flavorings as well as those that are emerging in the US to create authentic or fusion products. Designed to help you meet the challenges and demands of today’s dynamic marketplace, this book is a complete guide to developing and marketing successful products.

Conservation Of Medicinal Plants

Author: Olayiwola Akerele
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521392068
Size: 11,95 MB
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A detailed discussion of the need to conserve medicinal plants and their environments.