Syzygium is a well-known source of the globally traded clove as well as the widely cultivated jambolan, water apple, rose apple, wax apple, mountain apple, and several other underutilized species. These plants have multiple uses as edible fruits, medicine, spice, food colorants, and flavorings. The Genus Syzygium: Syzygium cumini and Other Underutilized Species provides an updated, comprehensive account of S. cumini and other underutilized species from a multidisciplinary perspective.

This book covers all relevant aspects including the botany, systematics, phylogeny, life history, traditional medicinal uses, phytochemical constituents, pharmacology, pharmacopeia standards, horticulture, genetic resource conservation, biocontrol, and bioremediation values. It demonstrates how Syzygium cumini and other underutilized species hold great prospect for global pharmaceutical and horticultural trade. The Genus Syzygium will serve as the standard reference for a broad range of researchers interested in the various uses of S. cumini and eight underutilized Indo-Malaysian and Australasian species of Syzygium.

chapter 1|6 pages

Taxonomy of Syzygium

ByWuu Kuang Soh

chapter 2|8 pages

Phylogeny of Syzygium

ByK. N. Nair, T. S. Rana

chapter 3|42 pages

The Genus Syzygium in Western Ghats

ByP. Sujanapal, C. Kunhikannan

chapter 4|6 pages

Diversity, Distribution, and Life History of Syzygium cumini

ByArun Kumar Kushwaha, Lal Babu Chaudhary

chapter 5|18 pages

Syzygium cumini in Ayurveda and Other Traditional Medicare Systems in India

ByS. Rajasekharan, Vinodkumar T. G. Nair

chapter 6|38 pages

Chemistry of Syzygium cumini

BySudhir Kumar, Rakesh Maurya

chapter 7|14 pages

Pharmacognosy and Pharmacopoeial Standards for Syzygium cumini

ByMadan Mohan Pandey, A. K. S. Rawat

chapter 8|30 pages

Biological Activities of Syzygium cumini and Allied Species

ByVarughese George, Palpu Pushpangadan

chapter 9|8 pages

Cancer Immunology of Syzygium cumini

BySabira Mohammed, K. B. Harikumar

chapter 10|24 pages

The Use of Syzygium cumini in Nanotechnology

ByAvnesh Kumari, Vineet Kumar, Sudesh Kumar Yadav

chapter 11|20 pages

Genetic Resources of Syzygium cumini in India

Present Status and Management
ByS. K. Malik, Rekha Chaudhury, Vartika Srivastava, Sanjay Singh

chapter 12|22 pages

Horticultural Management of Syzygium cumini

ByS. K. Tewari, Devendra Singh, R. C. Nainwal

chapter 13|18 pages

Potential of Syzygium cumini for Biocontrol and Phytoremediation

ByS. K. Tewari, R. C. Nainwal, Devendra Singh

chapter 14|10 pages

The Usage of Selected Syzygium Species

ByRoland Hardman