Cultivated gingers of peninsular Malaysia: ultilization profiles and micropropagation

Ibrahim, H. and Khalid, Norzulaani and Hussin, K. (2007) Cultivated gingers of peninsular Malaysia: ultilization profiles and micropropagation. The Gardens' Bulletin Singapore, 59 (1-2). pp. 71-88. ISSN 0374-7859,

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There are approximately 160 species of Zingiberaceae belonging to 18 genera in Peninsular Malaysia. Roughly 16-20 are traditionally utilized by the indigenous folks as spices, condiments, vegetables, food flavours and medicines. The resurgence of interest in herbs and potential lucrative anticipated revenues from the herbal industry have spurred renewed interest in exploiting traditional knowledge and practices into scientific realities. Current research priorities offer promising developed of natural resources into neutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and biopharmaceuticals. Hence the need to profile of fingerprint species for quality control and consistency of the species utilized. It is also important to establish protocols for micropropagation as a means of providing consistent supply of stable and elite materials for mass propagation and commercialization. Selected examples of indigenous uses, species profiles and successful micropropagation of cultivated gingers are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zingiberaceae; neutraceuticals; cosmeceuticals and biopharmaceuticals; micropropagation; cultivated gingers
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 01:40
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 07:21

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