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Title Oregano : the genera Origanum and Lippia / edited by Spiridon E. Kintzios
Published London ; New York : Taylor and Francis, 2002


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 277 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles ; v. 25
Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles ; v. 25.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface to the series; Acknowledgements; List of contributors; Introduction; Profile of the multifaceted prince of the herbs; Botany; Structural features of Origanum sp.; Taxonomy and chemistry; The taxonomy and chemistry of Origanum; The Turkish Origanum species; The chemistry of the genus Lippia (Verbenaceae); Cultivation and breeding; Cultivation of Oregano; Breeding of Oregano; Pharmacology; The biological/pharmacological activity of the Origanum Genus; Uses of Oregano in the food industry
Summary Oregano: The Genera Origanum and Lippia is an updated analysis of the technical knowledge and market information on the world's most commercially valuable spice. The book treats various aspects of practical significance for the crop's industrialization, such as optimizing germplasm selection and utilization, novel cultivation methods and product processing, blending and uses in different countries, along with other issues not included in previous reviews. Written by leading experts, every aspect of this plant genera is examined in detail. Information is provided on the structural dynamics of Origanum as well as analytical information on extraction, isolation and characterization. This helps the reader form a clear picture of the construction and operation of this specific genus. Extensively referenced, with a special guide to electronic data retrieval strategies, this volume is the definitive source of information for anyone interested in the research and application of Oregano across both academia and industry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Oregano.
Oregano -- Therapeutic use
Plants, Medicinal
NATURE -- Plants -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Kintzios, Spiridon E
ISBN 0203222091