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Seabuckthorn Hippophae Spp.: the Golden Bush: Book by Sanjai K. Dwivedi & T. Parimelazhagan & Shashi Bala Singh

Seabuckthorn Hippophae Spp.: the Golden Bush

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ISBN: 9788189304607    Publisher: Satish Serial Publishing House Year of publishing: 2009     Format:  Hardcover Language: English
Seabuckthorn (Hippophae species) is a miraculous plant of the cold arid Himalayan region. It is also found growing naturally in various countries of Asia, Europe and America. Almost every part of the plant,...Read more
Seabuckthorn (Hippophae species) is a miraculous plant of the cold arid Himalayan region. It is also found growing naturally in various countries of Asia, Europe and America. Almost every part of the plant, particularly fruits and leaves, are a rich source of vitamins and other bioactive substances like carotenoids, flavonoids and sterols etc., which provide it rich nutritional and medicinal properties. The fruit pulp and seed contains valuable oil which is used in preparation of various health foods, cosmetics and medicines. Recently, it has attracted attention of researchers, industrialists and ecologists alike, for its multipurpose value. The principle aim of this book is to provide scientific information on seabuckthorn. This edited book covers most of the aspects such as distribution, botany, genetic diversity, properties/ phytochemistry, propagation, cultivation, harvesting, conservation and utilization etc. of seabuckthorn. The book includes 19 chapters contributed by 47 experts belonging to 23 different institutions. The chapters have been critically reviewed by eminent experts in the field. The present compilation would be extremely useful for the scientists, academicians, industrialists, environmentalists and people associated with ethnobotany, traditional medical systems and natural products.
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About the author: Sanjai K. Dwivedi & T. Parimelazhagan & Shashi Bala Singh
Dr. Sanjai Kumar Dwivedi is a Scientist (Horticulture) in Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India. He has been doing... Read more
Dr. Sanjai Kumar Dwivedi is a Scientist (Horticulture) in Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India. He has been doing pioneering research on propagation, genetic diversity, cultivation and processing of seabuckthorn since 1996. He has been credited with developing, patenting and commercialization of seabuckthorn beverage in India, which is one of the most popular fruit beverages in the Indian market. He has 05 patents and 50 research publications to his credit besides, 10 chapters in books, 05 monographs/bulletins and 75 popular articles. Dr. Dwivedi is life member in 06 professional societies, member of the editorial board "Progressive Horticulture", and executive councilor in the Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture. He is recipient of 4 medals, HSI Golden Jublee Students'Award and two prestigious National Awards namely, Fakharuddin Ali Ahmed Award (ICAR) and DRDO Young Scientist Award. Dr. Parimelazhagan Thangaraj did his undergraduation from St. Joseph's College, Trichirappalli and received M.Sc and Ph.D degree from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He has worked as Scientist in Defence Institute of High Altitude Research, Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Leh and presently he is Reader in Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Dr. Parimelazhagan has received National Science Day Medal and DRDO Laboratory Scientist of the Year award 2005. He has also been conferred with Young Scientist award 2008 in the International Seminar on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants held at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi for his contributions in herbal product development. He has two patents and over 20 research publication in peer reviewed journals to his credit. His current research focuses on the Phytochemistry of medicinal plants for value addition.
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