Research Publication on the Medicinal Use of Pepper from 2008-2017: A Bibliometric AnalysisAuthor : K. Vijayakumar, B. Mahadevan and S. Saravanaraj
Volume 8 No.3 October-December 2018 pp 78-81
Pepper has been used for its flavour and as a medicine. For the Indian cooking, pepper plays an important role. Pepper cures constipation, diarrhoea, earache, gangrene, heart disease, hernia, hoarseness, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, joint pain, liver problems, lung disease, oral abscesses, sunburn, tooth decay, and toothaches. Black pepper is the world’s most traded spice. Black pepper is originally used as a medicine in south India. It is farming mainly in the tropical region. Pub Med is a primary bibliographic database that covers 18 million references to journal articles in life sciences, which gives great importance to biomedicine. The period of coverage is from 1947 to the present. For this database, citations from about 5,400 worldwide journals in 39 languages and 60 languages for older journals were covered. The period is from the year 2008 to 2017 “Pepper” data were downloaded. Various analyses were done to find out the Individual Authors Contribution, Geographical distribution, and year wise research, Ranking of Journals, RGR and Doubling Time of Research. Bib excel tool is used for data analysis.
Pub Med, Pepper, RGR, Doubling Time and Tooth Decay
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