Wild Fruits Composition Nutritional Value and Products

Front Env Sci 5(96):1–13 Jamir HK, Tsurho K, Zhimomi A (2015) Some
indigenous medicinal plants and its uses in Zunheboto District. Nagaland Int J
Dev Res 05(08):5195–5200 Joshi M, Kumar M, Bussmann RW (2010)
Ethnomedecinal uses ...

Wild Fruits  Composition  Nutritional Value and Products

Author: Abdalbasit Adam Mariod

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030318850

Page: 577

View: 735

Wild fruits play an important role in mitigating hunger in the developing world. As a sustainable and natural food source in rural areas, these fruits have a strong effect on regional food security and poverty alleviation. This makes the utilization of wild foods incredibly important for native populations both in terms of food security and economics. There are many traditional methods for wild fruit harvesting, indigenous tree and plant domestication and cultivation passed down through generations that are sustainable and economically viable, ultimately contributing to a better quality of life for large sections of the developing world. To date there has not been a reference work focusing on the full scope of wild fruits from their growth and chemical makeup to their harvest, distribution, health effects and beyond. Wild Fruits: Composition, Nutritional Value and Products adequately fills this gap, expansively covering the utilization of multi-purpose wild fruits in regions worldwide. Effects on quality of life, food security, economics and health are extensively covered. Over 31 wild fruit species are examined, with individual chapters focusing on each species' phytochemical constituents, bioactive compounds, traditional and medicinal uses and chemical composition. Harvest, post-harvest and consumption methods are covered for each, as are their overall effect on the food security and economics of their native regions. This book is essential for researchers in search of a comprehensive singular source for the chemical makeups and cultivation of indigenous wild fruits and their many benefits to their native regions.


Over 80% of the plants in Nigeria used for treatment of malaria and other
sicknesses are also used as food (Cousins and Huffman, 2002); there seem to be
not much distinction between medicinal benefits of plants and their nutritive value


Author: Md. Rageeb Md. Usman

Publisher: Science and Education Development Institute, Nigeria

ISBN: 9785223183

Page: 201

View: 361

The book aims towards providing the basic and fundamental information to the researchers and scientists worldwide on the vast herbal and natural medicinal treasure available to us derived from plants, herbs and fruits obtained from traditional agricultural practices. This book is dedicated to the professionals of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry Sciences and has been composed exclusively for providing first-hand knowledge on the related issues for the development of science and education. SUBHA GANGULY Editor-in-Chief

Progress in Food Preservation

25.2.9 Salvia officinalis Salvia officinalis has been used in herbal medicine for
many centuries. ... that there is considerable potential for the use of plant
phytochemicals to improve food quality, nutritional value and overall well-being.
... Akinmoladun, A.C., Obuotor, E.M., Farombi, E.O. (2010) Evaluation of
antioxidant and free radical scavenging capacities of some Nigerian indigenous
medicinal plants.

Progress in Food Preservation

Author: Rajeev Bhat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470655852

Page: 630

View: 925

This volume presents a wide range of new approaches aimed at improving the safety and quality of food products and agricultural commodities. Each chapter provides in-depth information on new and emerging food preservation techniques including those relating to decontamination, drying and dehydration, packaging innovations and the use of botanicals as natural preservatives for fresh animal and plant products. The 28 chapters, contributed by an international team of experienced researchers, are presented in five sections, covering: Novel decontamination techniques Novel preservation techniques Active and atmospheric packaging Food packaging Mathematical modelling of food preservation processes Natural preservatives This title will be of great interest to food scientists and engineers based in food manufacturing and in research establishments. It will also be useful to advanced students of food science and technology.

Medicinal Plants in Australia Volume 1

Traditional Aboriginal Medicines in the Northern Territory of Australia, by
Aboriginal Communities of the Northern Territory. Conservation ... New Zealand
Medicinal Plants. Reed Books ... Bush Food: Aboriginal Food and Herbal
Medicine. ... The nutritional value of fourteen species of edible insects in
southwestern Nigeria.

Medicinal Plants in Australia Volume 1

Author: Cheryll Williams

Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing

ISBN: 1925078051

Page: 640

View: 706

The discovery of the pharmacy of the Australian bush began when humankind first set foot on the continent. Later, the first European visitors found a plethora of plants new to science, with a resultant fervour for unique and unusual finds that erupted into botanical circles. The records of those pioneers, combined with Aboriginal experience, led to the formation of an extensive, if informal, Australian materia medica with widespread practical and clinical appeal. In many instances, the value of the medicinal discoveries of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries has been enhanced by contemporary research, summarised in each chapter, which lends increasing support to their traditional uses.

Acta Horticulturae

Traditional food plants add to food security and provide dietary supplements to
the staple foods in regions with low ... The medicinal value of these crops are an
important element in the traditional health care system in both rural and urban ...

Acta Horticulturae





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Biodiversity and Health

Plant-based natural health-care products have a value of about one-half billion
dollars in Canada annually, while ... The traditional definition of “medicinal plants
” needs to be expanded to include plants of nutritional significance, since
nutrition ...

Biodiversity and Health

Author: National Research Council of Canada

Publisher: NRC Research Press

ISBN: 9780660627137

Page: 156

View: 512

Geography Culture and Education

Many people realise thattaking herbs as supplementary food enables them
tobecome fit and healthy, in facing ahecticlife ... Besides, traditional medicine is
wellknown for its high nutritional value, as well as,its ability to cure various

Geography  Culture and Education

Author: Rod Gerber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940171679X

Page: 250

View: 178

The aim of this book is to inject more intercultural understanding and education into people's lives. This is achieved by focusing on key aspects such as geography and culture, geography and citizenship, pedagogic implications and future directions for inter-cultural learning, understanding, and education. This publication demonstrates how the study of geography can assist people in different social and cultural groups to sustain their lifeworlds, and improve them for future generations of citizens.

Modification of Seed Composition to Promote Health and Nutrition

20 Nutritional Value of Tropical Plant Seeds Ikechukwu E . Ezeagu Nutrition Unit ,
Dep . of Medical Biochemistry , Univ . of ... Unfortunately , however , most of these
indigenous species of food plants in the tropical regions , which have been ...

Modification of Seed Composition to Promote Health and Nutrition

Author: Hari Krishnan

Publisher: ASA-CSSA-SSSA

ISBN: 9780891181699

Page: 308

View: 981

The chapters in this book address a wide array of seed modification topics ranging from oils to proteins to allergens.

Handbook of hair in health and disease

Despite widespread use of plant resources in traditional medicines, bioassay
analysis of only a very few plant species have been conducted to investigate their
medicinal properties, and to ascertain safety and efficacy of traditional remedies.

Handbook of hair in health and disease

Author: Victor R. Preedy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9086867286

Page: 493

View: 637

Hair is a major component of the body's tissue system that contributes to the individual's make up and confers a large degree of personal identity. Apart from its visible façade, hair also has a functional role. It has an unique structure and complex molecular development. The very nature of hair makes it a suitable marker for the prognosis of disease. Hair can also be used to screen for toxins and changes in the diet. However, there are currently no suitable publications available that describe hair in a rational scientific context. This handbook provides an academic approach to hair in health and disease. Divided into five sections the Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease provides an insight into hair growth and loss, molecular and cellular biology of hair, dietary toxicity and pathological history, diseases and treatments of hair, as well as shampoos and conditioners. Unique features of each chapter in this volume include relevant and useful 'Key facts' which highlight interesting or important findings of the specific subjects and 'Summary points' that will give a clear overview of the subjects treated in each chapter. The Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease will be essential to a variety of users, such as trichologists, doctors and nurses and all those interested or working within the area of hair health. This includes nutritionists and dieticians, scientific beauticians, health workers and practitioners, college and university lecturers and undergraduate and graduate students.

Natural Resources and Human Health

This book is the record of the WHO symposium highlighting the importance of plants to mankind and emphasizing the role that plants play in maintaining the balance of our ecosystem.

Natural Resources and Human Health

Author: Shigeaki Baba

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited


Page: 227

View: 572

Primary health care, as defined at the International Conference on Primary Health Care (Alma-Ata.1978) is the key to attaining Health for All by the Year 2000 which is a goal engaging every nation of the world to improve health. Protecting the contribution of plants for the present and future health of mankind involves action on different fronts such as economic, scientific, environmental and promotional. This book is the record of the WHO symposium highlighting the importance of plants to mankind and emphasizing the role that plants play in maintaining the balance of our ecosystem.

Herbal Medicine

The Rig Veda, Yajur Veda And Atharva Veda And Later On, The Charaka Samhita And The Sushruta Samhita Described The Properties And Uses Of Plants In Compounding Of Drugs And These Are Still Used In Classical Formulations.

Herbal Medicine

Author: Pravin Chandra Trivedi



Page: 322

View: 633

In Spite Of Increasing Urbanisation, A Large Proportion Of The Indian Population Has Retained Its Reliance Upon The Traditional Approach To Healthcare And Continues To Consult Traditional Medicinal Practitioners (Tmps) For Medical Treatment. India Is Sitting On A Gold Mine Of Well-Recorded And Well-Practised Knowledge Of Traditional Herbal Medicine. Amongst The Ancient Civilisations, India Has Been Known To Be A Rich Repository Of Medicinal Plants. The Rig Veda, Yajur Veda And Atharva Veda And Later On, The Charaka Samhita And The Sushruta Samhita Described The Properties And Uses Of Plants In Compounding Of Drugs And These Are Still Used In Classical Formulations. The Present Book Herbal Medicine: Traditional Practices Contains 17 Articles On Different Aspects Of The Subject. The Book Incorporates Articles On Traditional Phytotherapy For Jaundice; Medicinal Plants Used Against Gynaecological Morbidity; Indigenous Knowledge For Curing And Preventing Paediatric Diseases; Herbal Traditional Medicine For Sensory Organ Diseases And Other Ethnomedicinal Plants Used By Tribals Of India. Articles On Recent Approaches In The Development And Standardisation Of Formulations Of Herbal Drugs And The Role Of Biotechnology In Their Upgradation Provide Excellent Information On The Topic. The Book Also Covers Topics On Conservation Of Medicinal Plants In India, Strategy For Development Of Medicinal And Aromatic Plants And Application Of Industrial Wastes For Growth Of Medicinal And Aromatic Plants. Articles On Traditional Knowledge System About Veterinary Health Care Provide Information On Plants Used For Curing Animal Diseases. In Addition, General Articles Namely Soma Plants; Botanical Enigma And Hypoglycaemic Impact Of Spirulina Algae Have Added To The Value Of The Book. The Present Book Provides Excellent Glimpses Of The Rich Herbal Medicine And Traditional Knowledge Heritage Of India. The Present Book Will Serve Not Only As An Excellent Reference Material But Also As A Practical Guide For Herbal Healers, Vaidyas, Hakims, Research Workers And Students In The Field Of Medicinal Plants.

Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest

I have used the following recipe for making a dandelion root beverage: Col— lect
the roots at any season, though they ... America for so long that several
indigenous tribes have used it for food and medicine (Gibbons 1962; Silverman

Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest

Author: Delena Tull

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292754116

Page: 500

View: 115

All around us there are wild plants useful for food, medicine, and clothing, but most of us don’t know how to identify or use them. Delena Tull amply supplies that knowledge in this book, which she has now expanded to more thoroughly address plants found in New Mexico and Arizona, as well as Texas. Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and color photos, this book includes the following special features: Recipes for foods made from edible wild plants Wild teas and spices Wild plant dyes, with instructions for preparing the plants and dying wool, cotton, and other materials Instructions for preparing fibers for use in making baskets, textiles, and paper Information on wild plants used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap Information on medicinal uses of plants Details on hay fever plants and plants that cause rashes Instructions for distinguishing edible from poisonous berries Detailed information on poisonous plants, including poison ivy, oak, and sumac, as well as herbal treatments for their rashes

Dietary Supplements of Plant Origin

Herbal products sold as food are tolerated if their use is intended to supply a
nutritional deficiency. The absolute lack of clarity in the ... Food supplements
containing herbs and traditional herbal remedies are sold freely. The selling of
the other ... Plants with a nutritive value only can be sold as food. The market
practice is, ...

Dietary Supplements of Plant Origin

Author: Massimo Maffei

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203027094

Page: 256

View: 792

Dietary supplements are estimated to be used regularly by almost 60% of the American population, and over 300 million people worldwide. An important and ever-growing portion of this market is in botanical supplements that are derived from natural plants. Natural, however, does not necessarily mean safe, and although plants can provide health-essential and health-improving nutrients they can also provide toxic compounds. While the use and sales of botanical supplements continues to expand rapidly, scientific understanding of the efficacy and safety of these products remains limited. The aim of Dietary Supplements of Plant Origin is to give both the general and specialized reader a comprehensive insight into the most recent findings in this interesting area of dietary supplementation. It is hoped that this book will shed a new light on this topic and impact positively upon the health of people in this new millennium.

Novel Plant Bioresources

Applications in Food, Medicine and Cosmetics Ameenah Gurib-Fakim ... The
indicators are a measure of biodiversityin food and areintended to become a tool
to promote awareness of the importance offood biodiversity (wild, indigenous and

Novel Plant Bioresources

Author: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118460588

Page: 552

View: 589

Novel Plant Bioresources: Applications in Food, Medicine andCosmetics serves as the definitive source of information onunder-utilized plant species, and fills a key niche in ourunderstanding of the relationship of human beings withunder-utilized plants. By covering applications in food, medicineand cosmetics, the book has a broad appeal. In a climate of growing awareness about the perils ofbiodiversity loss, the world is witnessing an unprecedentedinterest in novel plants, which are increasingly prized for theirpotential use in aromas, dyes, foods, medicines and cosmetics. Thisbook highlights these plants and their uses. After an introductorysection which sets the scene with an overview of the historical andlegislative importance of under-utilized plants, the main fourparts of the book are dedicated to the diverse potentialapplication of novel plant bioresources in Food, Medicine,Ethnoveterinary Medicine and Cosmetics. Examples and contributors are drawn from Africa, Europe, the USAand Asia. The economic, social, and cultural aspects ofunder-utilized plant species are addressed, and the book provides amuch needed boost to the on-going effort to focus attention onunder-utilized plant species and conservation initiatives. Byfocusing on novel plants and the agenda for sustainableutilization, Novel Plant Bioresources highlights key issuesrelevant to under-utilized plant genetic resources, and bringstogether international scholars on this important topic.