CONTENTS:- 1. Introductory Consideration. 2. Origin and Distribution. 3. Taxonomy and Botanical Description. 4. Composition and Uses. 5. Genetic Resources and Improvement. 6. Ecology and Agronomy.
The book Drumstick Moringa Oleifera Lamk covers the valuable information on various aspects of a nutritionally laced and medicinally rich but underutilized plant Moringa. While compiling this book, recent information has been given towards its immense applications in human nutrition, medicinal applications and industrial uses which beckon the attentions of researchers to bring this crop in main stream. Information regarding its rich diversity describing native regions of the plant vis-a-vis distribution in Africa and other parts of the world given in the book will be of immense use to breeders whop are engaged in its genetic improvement. This piece of the literature seems to be the first in world deals systematic details of the genus Moringa and its several wild species. In recent past, as the plant has emerged as one of the most nutritionally and medicinally rich crop in the plant kingdom, its nutritional and chemical compositions have also been described in the book.