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|Title: ||Colour and pigments of medicinal plants and the postharvest practices for their preservation: a review|
|Authors: ||Lakshmil, S Mohana|
Kumar, CK Ashok
Dickson, Rita A.
Subhash, C Mandal
|Keywords: ||Mcdiclnul plliliH|
;colour and pigments
|Issue Date: ||Oct-2006|
|Publisher: ||Stewart Postharvest Review|
|Citation: ||Stewart Postharvest Review, 2(5):1-6|
|Abstract: ||Purpose of the review: In addition to colouring foods, natural plant pigments are medically active. Different colours appearing in different parts of Ule plllnL<i;ndicate Ute presence of various secondary metabolites. The intensity of the colour is directly proportional to
the quantity of the secondary ructubolitcs, which arc known for their considerable medicinal value. The present review focuses on the
different pluut piglllellts known for their pharmacological significance and their recently-docurnented postharvest practices.
Main lilldilll:s: It is desirnhlc to maintain Ute colour of medicinal plants until they reach the point of consumption. Good postharvest
practices Cl.Ullllllilltuiuthe colours in medicinal plants.
Direction for further research: Conventional plant breeding, agronomic practices or genetic manipulation of these plants can be used
in conjunction with postharvest practices to optimisc the production of the medicinally active colour and pigments.|
|Description: ||This article is published in Stewart Postharvest Review and also available at DOI: 10.2212/spr.2006.5.15|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Health Sciences|
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