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Haridra (Turmeric): Antibacterial Potential

 
Purshotam Kaushik (Author)
Synopsis Turmeric, the magic medicine of ancient India is as relevant and useful today as it was during the days of Acharya Charak, the great physician of ancient India. It is used as a colouring agent in pharmacy confectionary and food industry. The turmeric because of some of its strong antioxidants compounds inhabits the synthesis of aflatoxins. The volatile oil of turmeric is effective in bronchial asthma. The research monograph covers history of turmeric, trade in turmeric, synonyms in Sanskrit, turmeric in Sanskrit literature, botanical, description, chemical constituents, biological activity, estimation of curcumin, curing of turmeric, parts used, medicinal use, folklore medicine, as a raw drug sold in the market, preparations, turmeric creams, patenting or intellectual. Property rights, cultivation of turmeric, micro propagation of turmeric, mechanism of action of antimicrobial, drugs, range of antibiotic action, review of literature, bacteriology of test organisms, materials and methods, interpretation of results, summary and literature cited. The monograph will be useful for the researchers, teachers and students of botany, microbiology, pharmacy, ayurveda home science, agricultural sciences and those interested medicine.
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About the author

Purshotam Kaushik

Dr. Purshotam Kaushik, is currently professor of Botany and Microbiology, Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar and he has also headed the department for two terms. Prof. Kaushik did his doctorate from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has professed teaching and research at Punjab University, and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He has bean the principal investigator of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, project on 'Environment Biology of the Himalayan Orchids' and U.G.C. project on Lectins. Prof. Kaushik has published over 70 research papers and has authored two text books on microbiology and original research monographs on orchids, medicinal plants and raw drugs. Prof. Kaushik, is currently President of Academy of plant sciences. He has visited Universities of London, Cambridge and R.B.G., kew (United Kingdom) and institute Pasteur, Paris (France). Prof. Kaushik has been associated with designing and starting M.Sc. (Microbiology) Courses at Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar, since very inception of the courses, and possesses a teaching and research experience of three decades.

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Title Haridra (Turmeric): Antibacterial Potential
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.05.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170800846
length 124p., Figures; Index; 22cm.