Capparis spinosa L. Propagation and medicinal uses

Sharrif-Moghaddasi, M. and Haddad-Kashani, H. and Azarbad, Z. (2012) Capparis spinosa L. Propagation and medicinal uses. Life Science Journal, 9 (4). pp. 684-686.

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The caper bush (Capparis spinosa L., Cappari daceae) has been introduced as a specialized culture in some European countries during the last four decades. The economic importance of caper plant (young flower buds, known as capers, are greatly favored for seasoning and different parts of the plant are used in the manufacture of medicines and cosmetics) led to a significant increase in both the area under cultivation and production levels during the late 1980s. The main production areas are in harsh environments found in Morocco, the southeastern Iberian Peninsula, Turkey, and the Italian islands of Pantelleria and Salina. This species has developed special mechanisms in order to survive in the Mediterranean conditions, and introduction in semiarid lands may help to prevent the disruption of the equilibrium of those fragile ecosystems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 4
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capparis spinosa
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Anatomy
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 14:06
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 14:06

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