Pueraria: The Genus Pueraria (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles) by Wing Ming Keung
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (August 8, 2002) | ISBN: 0415284929 | Pages: 320 | PDF | 4.9 MB
Pueraria has been woven in Asian societies for more than two millennia, having been used in cooking, weaving, decorating and treating human ailments. It was not until 1876 when Pueraria lobata was brought to Philadelphia from Japan, that plants of the genus Pueraria were introduced to the USA. However, before long, its excellent nutritional value, remarkable hardiness and growing rate, and elaborate root system raised it to prominence in the fodder and fertilizer industry, and in soil conservation programs throughout the south. But recent ingenious research efforts may yet again turn this robust plant into a valuable cash crop for US farmers. This is the first book of its kind to be published on this medicinal and industrial plant genus. It has been assembled with a broad and diverse readership in mind, including students, educators and prevention and treatment practitioners as well as research scientists from a broad range of disciplines. This comprehensive book contains a concise description of the age-old knowledge, as well as authoritative scientific information that parallels the rapid increase in our scientific understanding of Pueraria.