The Coloured Atlas of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Jordan and Their Uses (Volume One)
The book introduces a number of selected medicinal and aromatic plants from cultivated plant species in Jordan. The species discussed here are illustrated in full-color photos and up-to-date information on species’ medicinal and economical values is presented. The book considers 209 species belonging to 67 botanical families which are cultivated as fruit and forestry trees, vegetables, culinary herbs and spices, aromatic and ornamental plants, and some species which can be found in different biogeographical regions of the country. Information on species taxonomy and botanical affiliation, chemical constituents, plant parts used in medication, medicinal and pharmacological importance, healing properties and uses in folk medicine is also presented. As such, the book is a valuable reference on diverse cultivated plant species of different growth habits and habitats used for culinary, health and other purposes.
Dr Jamal Ragheb Said Qasem is Professor of Weed Science (Weed Physiology and Ecology) at the Faculty of Agriculture of University of Jordan. He received his PhD in Plant Physiology/Weed Science from the University of London, UK. He has published more than 150 research papers and book chapters, and is the author of five textbooks. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Prize in Agricultural Sciences from the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Academic Research in 2010, and the founder of the International Allelopathy Society, the Asian Allelopathy Society, and the Near East Weed Science Society.
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