Sage: The Genus Salvia (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles)
by Spiridon E. Kintzios
1 edition | English | October 31, 2000 | ISBN: 9058230058 | Pages: 289 | PDF | 3,3 MB
Sage, the Genus Salvia, is one of the most famous and used herbs in the world. This volume, containing over twenty chapters written by leading experts in the field, presents a comprehensive coverage on all aspects of Salvia.
Topics covered include the presentation of the most known Salvia species (approximately 400 of them), the distribution of the genus, its chemotaxonomy, ecophysiology, cultivation technology and breeding methods, information on the extraction, isolation, characterisation and structure of a large number of bioactive components, the various pharmacological properties of the species, the share of Salvia products in aromatherapy and the natural cosmetics market, biotechnological techniques, and commercial aspects. This comprehensive volume on Salvia should be of interest to everyone involved in medicinal and aromatic plant applications and research.