Thyme: The Genus Thymus

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Elisabeth Stahl-Biskup, Francisco Saez
CRC Press, 2002 M09 5 - 346 páginas
The genus Thymus consists of about 350 species of perennial, aromatic herbs and subshrubs native to Europe and North Africa. Various types of thyme are used all over the globe as condiments, ornamentals and sources of essential oil. Thyme oil (distilled from its leaves) is among the world's top ten essential oils, displaying antibacterial, antimyco

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1 The history botany and taxonomy of the genus Thymus
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2 Population structure and the spartial dynamics of genetic polymorphism in thyme
44
3 Essential oil chemistry of the genus Thymus a global view
75
4 Essential oil polymorphism in the genus Thymus
125
5 Flavonoids and further polyphenols in the genus Thymus
144
6 Field culture in vitro culture and selection of Thymus
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7 Harvesting and postharvest handling in the genus Thymus
197
8 Thymeprocessing of raw plant material
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9 The genus Thymus as a source of commercial products
252
10 The medicinal and nonmedicinal uses of thyme
263
11 Thyme as a herbal drug pharmacopoeias and other product characteristics
293
Index
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