This book compiles the literature for 23 of the most globally relevant leafy medicinal herbs.
Beginning with a general overview and discussion of the importance of these plants, it then handles each herb by chapter.
Chapters discuss the botany of the crop, including its history and origin, geographical distribution and morphology, before focusing on the chemical composition and phytochemical aspects.
They then review postharvest technology such as processing and value addition, before concluding with the general and pharmacological uses for each crop. A complete companion to the subject, this book forms a vital resource for researchers, students, farmers and industrialists in the area of leafy medicinal herbs.