Betel Vine: Nature’s “Green” Gold


Jatindra Nath Bhakta, PhD – Professor, Department of Ecological Studies & International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

This book is a new and innovative book in the agricultural field. The leaf of the betel vine has a vast array of health and medicinal properties for multiple applications in human health. Besides, it is considered as one of the most potential high-yielding and beneficial cash crops, having substantial international demand and playing a significant role in uplifting the socioeconomic status of rural peoples. Due to its various merits, it has been recognized as a “green gold” or “green heart” of nature. Additionally, a farm of betel vines is also popularly known as a “household bank”. Nonetheless, there is no such organized book on the betel vine. The literature concerning the basic concepts, various practical aspects of cultivation and economics of the betel vine are very scanty and scattered. The present book comprises the most current and important information in various aspects of the betel vine in fourteen chapters. Keeping in mind the beneficial aspects of students, farmers, agriculturists, teachers and researchers, the book has been written on the basis of present practical concepts and current research findings of various scientists. It is a useful and unparalleled resource book for the above readers, graduate and post-graduate students of agriculture, botany and plant pathology, and also for researchers, teachers, scientists and farmers to develop a practical concept concerning the various aspects of the betel vine. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Conceptual Overview

Chapter 2. Morphology and Anatomy

Chapter 3. Cultivar and Variety

Chapter 4. Propagation and Growth

Chapter 5. Chemical Properties

Chapter 6. Importance of Betel Vine

Chapter 7. Cultivation Technology

Chapter 8. Farm Management Technology

Chapter 9. Pest and Disease

Chapter 10. Material and Tool

Chapter 11. Production and Economy of Cultivation

Chapter 12. Integrated Betel Vine Farming and Ecological Engineering

Chapter 13. Advancement in Cultivation: Problem and Scope Of Research

Chapter 14. Future Prospect

About the Author



“This is a very practical and new kind of book excellently explored the untold story of a neglected green gold – betel vine possessing great medicinal and economic potential. Farmers, professionals and researchers can benefit from the present book.” – Professor Bana Bihari Jana, International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, India

“This very practical and field oriented book of betel vine is really useful to improve the betel vine cultivation and socioeconomic status of rural farmers. Scientists, researchers, students and concerned professionals will also be benefited, since it includes current research findings.” – Professor Paritosh Ghanti (Ex.), Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Benagal, India

“I am a great believer in natural products and am happy to read what Dr Jatindra Nath Bhakta has researched. The book powerfully presents to us the basic and practical aspects of betel vine cultivation. This will surely help to bring a new dimension in its cultivation and famers benefit.” – Professor Ken Gnanakan, Chancellor, William Carey University, Shillong, ACTS Group of Institutions, Bangalore, India

Audience: Graduate and post graduate students of Agriculture, Botany and plant pathology as a reference book and researcher teachers, scientists and farmers are audiences of the present book


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