Editor: M. Paz Arraiza

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: The Basics of Industrial Application

Volume 1

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Library License: US $276
ISSN: 2588-7874 (Print)
ISSN: 2588-7882 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-551-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-550-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810855001170101

Introduction

This book provides readers a fundamental understanding of the science and applications of medicinal and aromatic plant materials. Chapters of this handbook covers the basics of ethnobotany, (bio)active compounds and their natural sources. Information about the cosmetic, nutritional, medicinal and industrial uses (dyes, tannins and biocides) is also presented. Readers will also learn about concepts central to quality control processes, sustainable management, wild harvesting and the economic valuation of the industrial impact of endemic plants.

The volume also presents a case study of the wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L.), which is helpful in explaining the above concepts.

This book is intended as a handbook for undergraduate students and teaching professionals in research and higher education institutions involved in agricultural engineering, pharmacy, forestry, natural product chemistry. Non experts interested in aromatic and medicinal plant agriculture, transformation and commercialization will also find the content informative.

Contributors

Editor(s):
M. Paz Arraiza
ETSI Montes, Forestal y Medio Natural
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – UPM
Ciudad Universitaria SN. 28040 Madrid
Spain




Contributor(s):
A. González-Coloma
Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología, CSIC
Tenerife
Spain


C. Calderón-Guerrero
Department of Forestry and Environmental Engineering and Management
Technical University of Madrid
Madrid
Spain


C. E. Díaz
Instituto de Productos Naturales y Agrobiología, CSIC
Tenerife
Spain


D. A. Meloni
Faculty of Agronomy and Agroindustries
National University of Santiago
Santiago
Argentina


J. Burillo
Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Gobierno de Aragón, Departamento de Ciencia
Tecnología y Universidad,
Zaragoza
Spain


J. N. Rocha
Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Gobierno de Aragón, Departamento de Ciencia
Tecnología y Universidad,
Zaragoza
Spain


J. Tapia
Facultad de Economía y Empresa, Departamento de Económico
Universidad de Zaragoza
Zaragoza
Spain


J. V. López
Department of Forestry and Environmental Engineering and Management
Technical University of Madrid
Madrid
Spain


L. F. Julio
Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, CSIC
Madrid
Spain


M. A. Sarmiento
Faculty of Forestry
National University of Santiago del Estero
Santiago del Estero
Argentina


M. F. Andres
Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, CSIC
Madrid
Spain


M. P. Arraiza
Department of Forestry and Environmental Engineering and Management
Technical University of Madrid
Madrid
Spain


S. C. Guillén
Ecology Department, Agronomy Faculty
National University of Tucuman
Tucuman
Argentina




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