Cardamom [Elettaria Cardamomum (L.) Maton]: Production, Breeding, Management, Phytochemistry and Health Benefits

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Kaliyaperumal Ashokkumar, PhD (Editor) – Assistant Professor, Cardamom Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Pampadumpara, Idukki, Kerala, India
Muthusamy Murugan, PhD (Editor) – Professor and Head, Cardamom Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Pampadumpara, Idukki, Kerala, India
M.K. Dhanya, PhD (Editor) – Assistant Professor, Cardamom Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Pampadumpara, Idukki, Kerala, India

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003030
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/LHSK2874

This book, entitled Cardamom [Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton]: Production, Breeding, Management, Phytochemistry and Health Benefits, contains valuable information about the cardamom. The cultivation, botany, plant breeding, biotechnology, phytochemical analysis, pest and disease management and pesticide residues of cardamom [Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton] are well described. This book also analyzes the phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of cardamom that are used to design novel drugs and to increase its value to the food and pharmaceutical industries. The book is aimed at researchers, academicians, pharmacologists, nutritionists, chemists, biotechnologists, and post-graduate and doctoral students involved in related research activities as well as cardamom planters.

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Preface

Acknowledgements

Acronyms

Chapter 1. History of Land and Agriculture in the Indian Cardamom Hills
(M. Murugan, K. Ashokkumar, M. K. Dhanya and A. Subbiah – Cardamom Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Pampadumpara, Idukki, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 2. Cultivation, Harvesting, Processing and Products of Cardamom
(M. Nimisha, H. C. Vikram, K. Ashokkumar, M. K. Dhanya, M. Murugan and S. Anu – Cardamom Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Pampadumpara, Idukki, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 3. Plant Breeding Approaches for Cardamom Improvement
(Kaliyaperumal Ashokkumar, Muthusamy Murugan, M. K. Dhanya, M. Alagupalamuthirsolai, T. Sathyan and Silvas Jebakumar Prince – Cardamom Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Pampadumpara, Idukki, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 4. Biotechnological Applications for Cardamom Improvement
(V. G. Shobhana, A. Karthikeyan and R. Veera Ranjani – Crop Improvement program, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, India, et al.)

Chapter 5. Pest Complex in Cardamom and Their Management
(K. B. Deepthy, T. Sathyan, M. K. Dhanya, M. Murugan, Sachin G. Pai and O. M. Shana – Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 6. Diseases of Small Cardamom and Their Management
(M. K. Dhanya, R. Ayisha, M. Murugan, K. Ashokkumar, T. Sathyan, K. B. Deepthi, M. Aishwarya, V. Nijamol and M. Nimisha – Cardamom Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Pampadumpara, Kerala, et al.)

Chapter 7. Bio-Pesticides for the Management of Pests and Diseases in Cardamom
(T. Sathyan, K. B. Deepthy, M. K. Dhanya, M. Murugan and O. M. Shana – Cardamom Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Pampadumpara, Idukki, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 8. Pesticide Residues in Cardamom
(Aparna Joseph, Ambily Paul and Thomas George – MSSRF-Community Agrobiodiversity Centre, Wayanad, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 9. Cardamom as a Source of Biologically Active Compounds: Essential Oil and Biological Activity
(Kaliyaperumal Ashokkumar, Muthusamy Murugan, M. K. Dhanya, Arjun Pandian, Saradhadevi Muthukrishnan and Sampathrajan Vellaikumar – Cardamom Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Pampadumpara, Kerala, India, et al.)

Chapter 10. Phytochemical Analysis and Pharmacological Potential of Cardamom
(Somasundaram Ambiga, Raja Suja Pandian, Venkatesan Saratha, Kaliyaperumal Ashokkumar, Raju Ramasubbu, Lazarus Vijune Lawrence and Arjun Pandian – Department of Biochemistry, PRIST Deemed University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, et al.)

Chapter 11. Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Cardamom Extracts
(Priya Prasannan, Yasotha Jeyaram, Saranya Surendran, Sudharshan Sekar, Arjun Pandian and Raju Ramasubbu – Department of Biology, The Gandhigram Rural Institute, (Deemed to be University), Gandhigram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India, et al.)

Chapter 12. Ethnopharmacology and Phytochemistry of Cardamom
(Saranya Surendran, Priya Prasannan, Yasotha Jayaram, Arjun Pandian and Raju Ramasubbu – Department of Biology, The Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be University) Gandhigram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India, et al.)

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