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Turmeric has been used as a medicine, a condiment, and a dye since at least 600 BC, while ginger has been used extensively throughout history for its medicinal purposes. This book brings these two important plants together in one reference book. The history, production techniques, and nutritional and medicinal properties are explained in detail. The books is usefully divided by plant and use, allowing easy access to the reader to each section. Furthermore, while supplying a global overview of the production and economic aspects of turmeric and ginger, the book highlights the Indian use and history. This book will be useful to those involved in the production and marketing of these plants, as well as those looking for more information on the medicinal and nutritional properties of turmeric and ginger. The first book to bring together extensive information about turmeric and ginger Incorporates medicinal, nutritional and agricultural aspects of the two plants. Offers a global perspective.