Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle-East, 2014
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World Series, Vol. 2

Coordinators: Yaniv Zohara, Dudai Nativ

Language: Anglais
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The current volume, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle-East brings together chapters on selected, unique medicinal plants of this region, known to man since biblical times. Written by leading researchers and scientists, this volume covers both domesticated crops and wild plants with great potential for cultivation. Some of these plants are well-known medicinally, such as opium poppy and khat, while others such as apharsemon and citron have both ritual and medicinal uses. All have specific and valuable uses in modern society. As such, it is an important contribution to the growing field of medicinal and aromatic plants. This volume is intended to bring the latest research to the attention of the broad range of botanists, ethnopharmacists, biochemists, plant and animal physiologists and others who will benefit from the information gathered therein. Plants know no political boundaries, and bringing specific folklore to general medical awareness can only be for the benefit of all.

Chapter 1: Medicinal Plants in ancient traditions, Z. Yaniv
Chapter 2: Wild Edible Plants in Israel Tradition versus Cultivation, U. Mayer-Chissick
Chapter 3: Ethnobotany among Bedouin tribes in the Middle-East, A .Abu-Rabia
Chapter 4: Selected Aromatic-Medicinal Plants, Endemic to the Middle-East, N. Dudai and Z. Yaniv
Chapter 5: Capparis spinosa, The Plant on the Wall, M. Faran
Chapter 6: Apharsemon, Myrrh and Olibanum: Ancient Medical Plants, S. Ben-Yehoshua and L.O. Hanus
Chapter 7: Sarcopoterium spinosum, Z. Henkin, T. Rosenzweig and Z. Yaniv Bachrach
Chapter 8: Traditional uses of Pistacia lentiscus in Veterinary and Human Medicine, S. Landau, H. Muklada, A. Marcovics and H. Azaizeh
Chapter 9: Farming Amphetamines: Khat (Catha edulis Forsk) a Traditional Plant with Psychoactive and Medicinal Properties, S. Ben Shabat, P. Goloubinoff, N. Dudai and E. Lewinsohn
Chapter 10: Citron Cultivation, Production and Uses in the Mediterranean Region, J. D. Klein
Chapter 11: Therapeutic Use of Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.), G. Schiller
Chapter 12: Pomegranate: Aspects Concerning Dynamics of Health Beneficial Phytochemicals and Therapeutic Properties, D. Holland and I. Bar-Yaacov
Chapter 13: Juniperus phoenicea from Jordan, M. S. Abu-Darwish, C. Cabral and L. Salgueiro
Chapter 14: Myrtle (Myrtus communis L.) A Native Mediterranean and Cultured Crop Species, S. Zilkah and E. E. Goldschdmidt
Chapter 15: Eruca sativa: A Tasty Herb Salad with Health Promoting Properties, O. Barazani and J. Ziffer-Berger
Chapter 16: Rose Oil (Rosa damascena), K.H. Can Baser and N. Arslan
Chapter 17: Opium Poppy (papaver somniferum), K.H. Can Baser and N. Arslan
Zohara Yaniv, is Prof. Emeritus at the Agricultural Research Organization. She Received her PhD from Columbia University in New York (1967) and worked for several years as a researcher at the Institute for Plant Research Boyce Thompson Center at Yonkers, NY, on topics related to biochemical control of parasite relations -host. Dr. Yaniv is an international expert on medicinal plants. Particularly interested in folk medicine related, conventional and renewable ancient cultures in the modern world. Her research work focused on ethnic botanical research of the Middle East and Israel. It also dealt with the study of vegetable oil health value crops, such as a rich source of vegetable oil omega-3 fatty acids. Her works are documented in numerous international publications. Dr. Yaniv is also the co-editor of few books: - Medicinal plants of Israel (1991 - in Hebrew, 2000 - English) - Herbs - Complete Guide to medicinal plants with drugs to disease incidence (1995). - Handbook of Medicinal Plants (2005).

This book provides practical knowledge of cultivated & non-cultivated medicinal and aromatic plants that have both therapeutic & commercial values

Leading scientists in the field of aromatic and medicinal plants contributed their research and expertise in the assembling of knowledge for this book

The book includes both scientific and traditional data on many unique medicinal plants with a wide range of bioactive properties, and introduces them as potential new crops and as new sources of various bioactive ingredients for the use of man

In-depth focus on past, present & future state of the art of cultivated & wild medicinal plants in the Middle East region