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Wild Edible Vegetables of Lesser Himalayas

Ethnobotanical and Nutraceutical Aspects, Volume 1

  • Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
  • Munir Hussain Shah
  • Mir Ajab Khan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Munir Hussain Shah, Mir Ajab Khan
    Pages 1-18
  3. Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Munir Hussain Shah, Mir Ajab Khan
    Pages 19-29
  4. Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Munir Hussain Shah, Mir Ajab Khan
    Pages 31-65
  5. Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Munir Hussain Shah, Mir Ajab Khan
    Pages 67-140
  6. Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Munir Hussain Shah, Mir Ajab Khan
    Pages 141-167
  7. Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Munir Hussain Shah, Mir Ajab Khan
    Pages 169-235
  8. Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Munir Hussain Shah, Mir Ajab Khan
    Pages 237-284
  9. Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Munir Hussain Shah, Mir Ajab Khan
    Pages 285-343
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 345-360

About this book

Introduction

Our intention with this book was to present the reader with the most accurate, significant, and up-to-date background and knowledge in the areas of ethnomedicinal and nutraceutical vegetation for the Lesser Himalayas in a comprehensive text. Wild Edible Vegetables of Lesser Himalayas provides a complete review of over 50 important plants of this region and details each species including photographs, botanical name, local name, family, flowering and fruiting period, status and habitat, parts used, distribution, ethnobotanical uses, cultural aspects, medicinal uses, and nutraceutical aspects. Medicinal uses include mode of preparation, method of application and diseases studied; cultural aspects and index; nutraceutical data provides analysis of fats, proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, ash, moisture content, dry matter, and energy value; elemental analysis includes various essential and toxic metals; phytochemical screening includes total phenolics, flavonoids, flavonols and ascorbic acid, and antioxidant potential in terms of DPPH scavenging activity, hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, H2O2 scavenging activity, Fe2+ chelating activity, ferric reducing antioxidant power, and phosphomolybdenum assay for each species.

Wild Edible Vegetables of Lesser Himalayas is a concise and handy guide for scientists, scholars, and students interested in the study of agriculture, food science, nutraceutical science, bioscience, biodiversity, applied ethnobotany, ethnoecology, and ecology.  

Keywords

Antioxidant activity Heavy metal concentrations Himalayas Medicinal plants Phytochemical content

Authors and affiliations

  • Arshad Mehmood Abbasi
    • 1
  • Munir Hussain Shah
    • 2
  • Mir Ajab Khan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental SciencesCOMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyAbbottabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryQuaid-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.Department of Plant SciencesQuaid-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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