Oregano: The Genera Origanum and Lippia

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Januar 2002



Oregano: The Genera Origanum and Lippia is an updated review of the world's most commercially valuable spice. Experts explain industrialization issues, such as optimizing germplasm selection and utilization, novel cultivation methods and product processing, blending and uses in different countries, and other market issues not included in prior reviews. Its structural dynamics are detailed, and analytical information on extraction, isolation and characterization assists the reader in understanding this genus. Extensively referenced, with a guide to electronic data retrieval, this is the best source for those interested in the research and application of Oregano in academia and industry.


Introduction. Structural Features of Origanum sp. The Taxonomy and Chemistry of the Genus Lippia Origanum. The Turkish Origanum Species. The Chemistry of the Genus Lippia (Verbenaceae). Cultivation of Oregano. Breeding of Oregano. The Biological / Pharmacological Activity of the Origanum Genus. Processing, Effects and Use of Oregano and Marjoram in Foodstuffs and in Food Preparation. The Biotechnology of Oregano (Origanum and Lippia). Bibliometric Analysis of Agricultural and Biomedical Bibliographic Databases with Regard to Medicinal Plants Genera Origanum and Lippia in the period 1981-1998.


"This book scores high, with in-depth, scholarly writing, is well referenced, contains supportive illustrations and maps, a thorough 9-page index, and could be helpful to growers, food scientists, chemists, and health care professionals. It is an exemplary edited worka commendable monograph about an important herb and remedy" --Plant Science Bulletin 50(2), 2004
EAN: 9780415369435
ISBN: 0415369436
Untertitel: 'Medicinal and Aromatic Plants:'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2002
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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