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Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.): A Multipurpose Wonder Plant (Volume 3: Advances in Research and Development)

Virendra Singh (Editor)

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.

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About the author

Virendra Singh

Dr. Virendra singh, a renowed seabuckthron scientist, is well-known for his valuable contribution in the development of science of seabuckthorn in India. He has been working on seabuckthorn since 1993 and has traveled widely in remote Indian Himalayas and worked on various aspects like genetic diversity & improvement, introduction of exotic forms, propagation, cultivation and management of seabuckthorn. He is also instrumental in initiating the research on clinical and experimental studies and processing of various health products in his university and other institutions. Presently, he is involved in a number of multi-institutional research projects on seabuckthorn and has developed collaboration with other countries. He has contributed several papers on seabuckthorn in reputed international and national journals. He has also edited three books on seabuckthorn in association with several international experts. Dr. Virendra Singh has been elected Coordinator (South Asia) of International Centre for Research & Training on Seabuckthron, Beijing. He was also assigned the responsibility with three other experts, for writing the Constitution of International Seabuckthorn Association, of which, he was appointed founding member of Board of Directors. In order to enhance international collaboration and sensitize the Indian scientists, policy-makers and private companies, Dr. Singh, along with his team, organized the 6th International Workshop on Seabuckthorn in February 2001, at New Delhi. Dr. Singh has been elected Secretary of the Indian Seabuckthorn Association.

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Bibliographic information

Title Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.): A Multipurpose Wonder Plant (Volume 3: Advances in Research and Development)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.07.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170355205
length xi+566p., Plates; Figures; Tables; Index; 25cm.