Description - Chemical Dictionary of Economic Plants by Jeffrey B. Harborne
Throughout history man has utilised the bounty of plants using them
as a source for food, feed, beverages, drugs and medicine,
flavours, perfumes, dyes, gums, resins, fibres, timbers and
numerous other applications. Modern biotechnology is centralised
and devoted to the further exploitation of plant products and an
example is capsicum, one of the ingredients in chilli's, that
induces endorphin release in the body (a reason why many people
love spicy foods) that is now added to painkillers.
This book is a compilation that lists the many essential and
invaluable plant substances man has found invaluable throughout his
life. Where necessary the chemical structures of the plant products
are included and starting with the product rather than the plant
name it provides easy access to information on an extensive range
of plant products - of use in many industries.
A full bibliography of the books consulted during the compilation
is included as well as two indexes (the plant species and common
name) and a listing of the entry names of products and their
Each entry includes:
Name of Plant Product
Description and Composition
Comments (where applicable)
Where necessary the chemical structures of the plant products are
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