Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle-East

  • Zohara Yaniv
  • Nativ Dudai

Part of the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World book series (MAPW, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Uri Mayer-Chissick, Efraim Lev
    Pages 9-26
  3. Nativ Dudai, Zohara Yaniv
    Pages 37-58
  4. Shimshon Ben-Yehoshua, Lumír Ondřej Hanuš
    Pages 67-150
  5. Zalmen Henkin, Tovit Rosenzweig, Zohara Yaniv
    Pages 151-161
  6. S. Landau, H. Muklada, A. Markovics, H. Azaizeh
    Pages 163-180
  7. Mohammad Sanad Abu-Darwish, Célia Cabral, Lígia Salgueiro
    Pages 241-252
  8. Shmuel Zilkah, Eliezer E. Goldschdmidt
    Pages 253-267
  9. Oz Barazani, Jotham Ziffer-Berger
    Pages 269-279
  10. Kemal Hüsnü Can Baser, Neset Arslan
    Pages 281-304
  11. Kemal Hüsnü Can Baser, Neset Arslan
    Pages 305-332
  12. Shimshon Ben-Yehoshua, Lumír Ondřej Hanuš
    Pages E1-E1
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 333-337

About this book


Plants have been known and cultivated for their therapeutic properties in the Middle-East throughout recorded history and most likely – beyond that. With the progress of science, they continue to be cultivated and collected for both traditional and innovative purposes.

This volume: "Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the Middle-East" offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on medicinal plants and their increasing importance as cultivated crops, or as plants with significant potential to become crops in this important region.

In 17 chapters of meticulous research, this unique volume explores history, taxonomy, ecology and biodiversity, cultivation and breeding, agronomy and medicinal properties.

Written by leading scientists, this volume includes:

The history of medicinal plants used by our ancestors during the early periods of civilization, especially in the Near-East;

The use of plants for producing health products (pomegranate, pine), pharmaceutical drugs (khat for natural amphetamines, opium poppy, Myrtle); nutrition and food products: (Eruca sativa, citron,) herbs and spices (oregano, sages,) cosmeceutical products and perfumes (rose oil, apharsemon, myrrh and olibanum), liqueurs (Myrtus communis) and many more;
Traditional plants used by Bedouin tribes in the Middle-East;

The use of edible wild plants in tradition and as future health foods

The use of Pistacia in veterinary as well as in human medicine;The presentation of a native plant from Jordan: Juniperus, with its traditional and promising modern studies;

Some important traditional medicinal plants with great potential (Capparis spinosa, sacropoterium spinosum)

From poppy and rose-oil to khat and citron this volume highlights issues relevant to the collection, conservation, cultivation, production and utilization of a selection of unique medicinal and aromatic plants, with demonstrated promise for the benefit of society-especially in the 21st century.


Aromatic Botany Chemistry Medicinal Plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Zohara Yaniv
    • 1
  • Nativ Dudai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant Introduction and Seed Research Institute of Plant SciencesAgricultural Research OrganisationBet-DaganIsrael
  2. 2.The Aromatic, Medicinal and Spice Crops Unit Newe Ya’ar Research CentreAgricultural Research OrganizationRamat YishayIsrael

Bibliographic information