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Fenugreek: The Genus Trigonella

Series: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Industrial Profiles Volume: 11

Edited By: Georgios A Petropoulos

224 pages, Illus, b/w photos, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #133773 | ISBN: 0415296579
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NHBS Price: £102.00 $125/€115 approx

About this book

Fenugreek presents an in-depth review on the Genus Trigonella and particularly the species T. foenum-graecum L. (fenugreek). It is written by experts and includes chapters describing the genus' botany, physiology, cultivation, breeding, nutrition, pest-disease and weed control. The chemical constituents of the species of Trigonella, their pharmacological properties and the marketing of fenugreek seed are also discussed as are its medicinal applications. A detailed presentation of the usefulness of fenugreek seed as food (whole, flour, roasted), spice (in curry powder), perfume, dye and source of galactomannan and steroidal diosgenin, widely used in industry, is also included. The book will be of interest to all those concerned with the study, cultivation and use of medicinal and aromatic plants and particularly of fenugreek.


Introduction. Botany. Physiology. Cultivation. Breeding. Nutrition. Pest and Diseases. Weeds. Chemical Constituents. Pharmacologic Effects. Marketing.

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