Handbook of herbs and spices: Volume 2, Second Edition by K V Peter

By K V Peter

Herbs and spices are one of the so much flexible parts in foodstuff processing, and along their sustained recognition as flavorants and colorants, they're more and more getting used for his or her traditional preservative and power health-promoting houses. This authoritative re-creation in volumes offers a finished advisor to the houses, construction and alertness of a large choice of commercially-significant herbs and spices. quantity 2 starts off by way of discussing such matters because the medicinal makes use of of herbs and spices and their sustainable construction. The participants discover herbs and spices as average antimicrobials in meals and the impression in their normal antioxidants at the shelf lifetime of nutrition.  The publication then is going directly to glance extensive at person herbs and spices, starting from ajowan to tamarind. every one bankruptcy offers unique assurance of a unmarried herb or spice, starting via contemplating origins, chemical composition and category and concludes with a dialogue at the cultivation, construction and processing of the explicit herb or spice, its major makes use of, practical houses and toxicity.    

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Remedy for depression, nervous exhaustion and stress. Has antioxidant properties. Has antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, anticoagulant, bactericidal, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, stimulant and tonic properties. Used in stomach complaints, vomiting and leucoderma. Reduces accumulation of toxins. Carminative with good flavour and fragrance. Stimulant of mucous membrane, carminative, antispasmodic, expectorant, laxative and digestive. Also used in asthma, bronchitis and whooping cough. Carminative and antimicrobial used against gas, nausea and dysentery.

In the case of herbs that contain mustard oils such as horseradish (Armoracia rusticana), the burning sensation is real and can cause considerable gastric discomfort. High doses of ginger can cause heartburn. Controlled trials of herbal products are necessary to establish safety and efficacy; manufacturing standards are required to ensure product quality. Ideally, quality control and assurance methods should be defined for each product on the market. Without adhering to standards for purity, potency, disintegration and dissolution, a consistent, high-quality product cannot be produced.

There are a number of different systems of herbal medicine, the most important of which are Chinese and Indian (Ayurvedic) systems of medicine. The use of major medicinal spices in Ayurveda has been reviewed by Mahindru (1982). 4 Antioxidants isolated from herbs and spices Spice and herbs Systematic names Substances and type of substances Rosemary Sage Oregano Thyme Rosemarinus officinalis Salvia officinalis Origanum vulgare Thymus vulgaris Ginger Turmeric Summer savory Black pepper Red pepper Chilli pepper Clove Marjoram Common balm Licorice Zingiber officinale Curcuma domestica Satureja hortensis Piper nigrum Capsicum annum Capsicum frutescence Eugenia caryphyllata Marjorana hortensis Melissa officinalis Glycyrrhiza glabra Carnosic acid, carnosol, rosemarinic acid, rosmanol Carnosol, carnosic acid, rosmanol, rosmarinic acid Derivatives of phenolic acids, flavonoids, tocopherols Thymol, carvacrol, p-cunene-2, 3-diol, biphehyls, flavonoids Gingerol-related compounds, diarylheptanoids Curcumins Rosemarinic acid, carnosol, carvacrol, thymbol Phenolic amides, flavonides Capsaicin Capsicin, capsaicinol Eugenol, gallates Flavonoids Flavonoids Flavonoids, licorice phenolics ingredients for internal and external use, including infusions, decoctions, macerations, tinctures, fluid extracts, teas, juices, syrups, poultices, compresses, oils, ointments and powders.

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