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Title: Condiment, Dye and Insecticide/Pesticide
Issue Date: Jun-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: <b>Condiment</b>- Christophene or Chow-Chow, <b><i>Sechium edule</i> (Jacq.) Sw.</b> (Family: Cucurbitaceae) is an underutilized vegetable crop found growing in some parts of North East Himalaya and Karnataka. <br><br> <b>Dye</b>- Natural dyes are S9ft, cool to eyes and good for skin is a fact which has been revived in recent past. <br><br> <b>Insecticide/Pesticide</b>- Plants may provide potential alternatives to currently used insect control agents because they constitute a rich source of bioactive chemicals.
Description: 143-144
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.2(3) [May-June 2003]

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