Illicium, Pimpinella and Foeniculum (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants–Industrial Profiles) by Manuel Miro Jodral
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (May 27, 2004) | ISBN: 0415322464 | Pages: 176 | PDF | 7 MB
Known usually by their commercial names-star anise, aniseed and fennel, respectively-illicium, pimpinella and foeniculum are spices with a rich history. In addition to their traditional uses, each has multiple applications in botany, chemistry, pharmacology and therapy. The author, along with expert contributors, discusses this range of applications and presents data on the ecological and biological characteristics of these genera. The text gives a full profile for each species, including practices for cultivating, drying and storing the plants. Their performance in the marketplace is also reviewed, with a look at their economic importance and future trends. University professors and students in botany, pharmacology, phytochemistry and medicine will benefit from this volume.