Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 1, Fruits

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 3, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 835 pages

This multi-compendium is a comprehensive, illustrated and scientifically up-to-date work covering more than a thousand species of edible medicinal and non-medicinal plants. This work will be of significant interest to scientists, researchers, medical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, food nutritionists, agriculturists, botanists, herbalogists, conservationists, teachers, lecturers, students and the general public. Topics covered include: taxonomy (botanical name and synonyms); common English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agro-ecological requirements; edible plant part and uses; botany; nutritive and medicinal/pharmacological properties, medicinal uses and current research findings; non-edible uses; and selected/cited references. Each volume covers about a hundred species arranged according to families and species. Each volume has separate scientific and common names indices and separate scientific and medical glossaries.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Actinidia arguta
5
Actinidia chinensis
12
Actinidia deliciosa
20
Sambucus nigra
30
Anacardium occidentale
45
Bouea macrophylla
69
Bouea oppositifolia
72
Salacca affinis
423
Salacca glabrescens
425
Salacca magnifica
427
Salacca wallichiana
429
Salacca zalacca
432
Serenoa repens
438
Averrhoa bilimbi
448
Averrhoa carambola
454

Dracontomelon dao
75
Mangifera caesia
79
Mangifera foetida
82
Mangifera indica
87
Mangifera kemanga
121
Mangifera laurina
124
Mangifera odorata
127
Mangifera pajang
131
Mangifera quadrifida
135
Mangifera similis
138
Pentaspadon motleyi
140
Pistacia vera
142
Schinus molle
153
Spondias cytherea
160
Spondias purpurea
166
Annona atemoya
171
Annona diversifolia
176
Annona glabra
180
Annona montana
186
Annona muricata
190
Annona reticulata
201
Annona squamosa
207
Rollinia mucosa
221
Stelechocarpus burahol
227
Uvaria chamae
231
Carissa macrocarpa
237
Carissa spinarum
240
Willughbeia angustifolia
247
Willughbeia coriacea
249
Monstera deliciosa
252
Adonidia merrillii
257
Areca catechu
260
Areca triandra
277
Arenga pinnata
280
Bactris gasipaes
285
Borassus flabellifer
293
Cocos nucifera
301
Elaeis guineensis
335
Elaeis guineensis var pisifera
393
Eleiodoxa conferta
396
Lodoicea maldivica
399
Nypa fruticans
402
Phoenix dactylifera
407
Phoenix reclinata
419
Averrhoa dolichocarpa
465
Averrhoa leucopetala
468
Corylus avellana
471
Crescentia cujete
480
Kigelia africana
486
Oroxylum indicum
497
Parmentiera aculeata
508
Parmentiera cereifera
512
Bixa orellana
515
Adansonia digitata
527
Adansonia gregorii
536
Ceiba pentandra
540
Durio dulcis
550
Durio graveolens
552
Durio kinabaluensis
556
Durio kutejensis
559
Durio oxleyanus
563
Durio testudinarum
566
Durio zibethinus
569
Pachira aquatica
584
Pachira insignis
588
Quararibea cordata
590
Ananas comosus
593
Canarium decumanum
616
Canarium indicum
619
Canarium odontophyllum
624
Canarium vulgare
630
Dacryodes rostrata
633
Cereus repandus
636
Hylocereus megalanthus
640
Hylocereus polyrhizus
643
Hylocereus undatus
650
Nopalea cochenillifera
656
Opuntia ficusindica
660
Opuntia monacantha
683
Opuntia stricta
687
Carica papaya
693
Vasconcellea x heilbornii
718
Juniperus communis
723
Cycas revoluta
732
Medical Glossary
739
Common Name Index
817
Scientific Name Index
824
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About the author (2012)

TK Lim obtained his Bachelor and Masters in Agricultural Science from the University of Malaya and his PHD (Botanical Sciences) from the University of Hawaii. He worked in the University of Agriculture Malaysia for 20 years as a lecturer and Associate Professor; as Principal Horticulturist for 9 years for the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Darwin, Northern Territory; 6 years as Manager of the Asia and Middle East Team in Plant Biosecurity Australia, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia; and 4 years as Research Program Manger with the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia before he retired from public service. He has published over a hundred scientific papers including several books: "Guava in Malaysia Production, Pest and Diseases", "Durian Diseases and Disorders", "Diseases of Mango in Malaysia", chapters in books, international refereed journals, conference proceedings (as editor) and technical bulletins in the areas of plant pathology, crop protection, horticulture, agronomy and quarantine science. He was also a reviewer of scientific papers for several international scientific journals. As Principal Horticulturist in Darwin, he and his team were instrumental in establishing the horticultural industry in the Northern Territory, Australia, especially on tropical fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs, spices / medicinal herbs and tropical flowers. During his tenure with Plant Biosecurity, he led a team responsible for conducting pest risk analyses and quarantine policy issues dealing with the import and export of plants and plant products into and out of Australia for the Middle East and Asian region. During his time with ACIAR, he oversee and managed international research and development programs in plant protection and horticulture covering a wide array of crops that included fruits, plantation crops, vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs and spices mainly in southeast Asia and the Pacific. In the course of his 4 decades of working career he has travelled extensively worldwide to many countries in South Asia, East Asia, southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe, the Pacific Islands, USA and England, and also throughout Malaysia and Australia. Since his tertiary education days he always had a strong passion for crops and took an avid interest in edible and medicinal plants. Over the four decades, he has taken several thousands of photographs of common, known and lesser known edible, medicinal and non-medicinal plants, amassed local literature, local indigenous knowledge, books, and has developed and established close rapport with many local researchers, scientists, growers and farmers during the course of his work and travels. All relevant available and up-to-date information collated on more than a thousand species of edible, medicinal and non-medicinal plants will be provided in a comprehensive reference series fully illustrated with coloured images to help in plant identification. This work will cover scientific names, synonyms, common and vernacular names, origin and distribution, agroecology, edible plant parts and uses, plant habit /description, nutritive and medicinal value, other uses and selected current references. Additional information is provided on the medicinal uses and pharmacological properties of the plants. This work will be of significant interest to scientists, researchers, practitioners (medical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, food nutritionists, agriculturists, botanists, herbalogists, herbologists, naturalists, conservationists, extension scientists, teachers, lecturers), students and the general public.