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Spices: The Elixir of Life

Amit Krishna De (Editor)

This book is a collection of articles written by eminent scientists relating their research work on spices. This up-to-date data from different parts of the world will help the pharmacists analysts botanists toxicologists, chemists, pharmacognosists and biochemists to learn more about the important properties of major spices. The book focuses on the medicinal properties as well as health benefits of some important spices that are daily used in our diet and also deals with some aspects of cultivation. 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.

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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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Bibliographic information

Title Spices: The Elixir of Life
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Originals
Language: English
isbn 8184541031, 9788184541031
length 178p., 22cm.