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This book covers the use of the caper bush, its fruit and its flowers as a culinary article of economic importance from ancient times to current applications. The text explores the particular role of this bush in mythological and religious thinking along with advances in modern chemical and pharmacological research. In addition to reviewing ethnomedical usage in previous times, the authors provide practical discussions of how the unique evolution of the bush impacts present and future applications of the Capparis species for medicine and therapeutic nutrition.