Overview for Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.): A Multipurpose Wonder Plant (Volume 3: Advances in Research and Development)
Seabuckthron is a multipurpose plant, which grows widely in cold regions of Asia, Europe and also introduced in North and South America. The plant has potential in health protection and environmental conservation. This third volume of the book on "Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L)-A Multipurpose Wonder Plant" contains fifty-two excellent papers by expert from several countries like Russia, China, India, Canada, Finland and Germany. The book has been divided in eight sections. The first section on "Cultivation" has seven papers, which deal with propagation, plantation and management practices of seabuckthorn. The second section has eight papers and deals with "Genetic and Breeding" of seabuckthorn. The third section has three papers and deals with "Diseases and Pests" and their control measures. The forth section on "Biochemistry" has five papers and deals with bioactive compounds like vitamins, fatty acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, sterols, tannins, fatty acids, amino acids and their dynamics in seabuckthorn fruit and leaves. The fifth section on "Pharmacology" has fourteen papers, which deal with the studies on the experimental and clinical trials conducted on the efficacy of seabuckthorn fruit and leaf extracts and oil and various diseases of skin, cardiovascular system, cancer, ulcer and wounds etc. in animals and some studies in human being also. The sixth section has five papers and deals with the "Environmental Conservation" and role of seabuckthorn in control of soil erosion and debris flow and conservation of wild life. The eighth section "Miscellaneous" has five papers, which deals with studies on the role of seabuckthorn animal husbandry and development of rural economy. The book will prove very useful to the researchers, environmentalists, herbal medicine industry, policy makers and all those interesting in knowing more about this multipurpose wonder plant.