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Spices: Traditional Uses and Medicinal Properties (Volume I)

Amit Krishna De (Author)

The book on "Spices : Traditional Uses and Medicinal Properties" deals exclusively with traditional uses and medicinal properties (with brief introduction about identification, cultivation and chemical constituents) of nearly 24 major spices. This book stresses on the current status of research in the area of medicine related to spices throughout the world and tries to explain the folklore and traditional uses in terms of modern scientific findings. Students, teachers, researchers, growers of spices and medicinal and aromatic crops, practitioners of traditional herbal medicine and commercial houses selling spices and manufacturing drugs from natural ingredients, will find this publication very useful. The data in this book will be specially useful to pharmacists, analysts, botanists, toxicologists, chemists, pharmacognosists and biochemists. This encyclopaedia will be an asset to all libraries and for individual collections.

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About the author

Amit Krishna De

Dr. Amit Krishna De received his Ph.D degree from Calcutta University. His area of specialisation is Biochemical Pharmacology and Nutritional Toxicology. He has done extensive work on Indian spices for last 15 years, particularly on biochemical and pharmacological actions of chilli. He has won several awards for his work on chilli which includes Kamal Satbir Young Scientist Award from Indian Council of Medical Research, S.R. Dasgupta Award from Indian Pharmacological Society, S.S. Rastogi Award and R.B. Singh Felicitation Award from International College of Nutrition, Indu Vasudevan Award from Indian Association of Biomedical Chemists, etc. He has also recently received the G.C. Bhattacharyya Award for Popularisation of Science from Science Association of Bengal. Dr. De is involved in teaching as Hony lecturer in several Undergraduate Colleges and University. He is at present Assistant Executive Secretary of Indian Science Congress Association at Kolkata. He is also Fellow of National Environmental Science Academy, Academy of Environmental Biology, International College of Nutrition and Indian Association of Biological Scientists. Dr. De has several research publications in Journals of International repute and is author of several books. He has also delivered lectures on different aspects of "Spices" in different Institutions/Organisations/Universities all over the world.

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Title Spices: Traditional Uses and Medicinal Properties (Volume I)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186299580
length xvii+195p., Figures; Tables; References; 23cm.