Turmeric has been used as a medicine, a condiment, and a dye
since at least 600 B.C., while ginger has been used extensively
throughout history for its medicinal purposes. "The Agronomy and
Economy of Turmeric and Ginger" brings these two important plants
together in one reference book, explaining their history,
production techniques, and nutritional and medicinal properties in
This book is intuitively organized by plant and use, allowing
quick access to information. It puts the uniquely Indian use and
history of turmeric and ginger plants into a global context of
production and economic aspects. It explores the plants from a
botanical perspective, and goes into details of their chemical
composition as well. Rounding out the book are chapters on disease
and pest control issues.
The book is a valuable resource for those involved in the
production and marketing of these plants, as well as those looking
for more information on the medicinal and nutritional properties of
turmeric and ginger.
The first book to bring together extensive information about
turmeric and gingerIncorporates medicinal, nutritional and
agricultural aspects of the two plantsOffers a global
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