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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
postharvest practices
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
URI: 10.2212/spr.2006.5.15
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