A Handbook of Aromatic and Essential Oil Plants: Cultivation, Chemistry, Processing and Uses

A Handbook of Aromatic and Essential Oil Plants: Cultivation, Chemistry, Processing and Uses
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A Handbook of Aromatic and Essential Oil Plants: Cultivation, Chemistry, Processing and Uses

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Contents
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AROMATIC PLANTS AN INTRODUCTION ............................... 3 Important Introductions ............................................................................................ 10 Evaluation of new aromatic plants............................................................................ 11 New Crop Selection .................................................................................................. 12 Evaluation of Trial .................................................................................................... 13 Stage I Screening of Plants in Small Plots.......................................................... 13 Stage II Evaluation of Trial Rows....................................................................... 14 Stage III Small Scale Experiment ....................................................................... 15 Stage IV Mini-Commercialization ...................................................................... 16 Stage V Full Commercialization ......................................................................... 17 The World s 20 Top Essential Oils ...................................................................... 17 Worldwide Production of Major Essential Oils of the Lamiaceae ...................... 18 Worldwide Production of Essential Oils of the Asteraceae Family ..................... 18 Worldwide Production of Essential Oils of the Apiaceae .................................... 19 Important Aromatic Oil Containing Plants ............................................................... 20 Conclusion ................................................................................................................ 26
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AROMATHERAPY ........................................................................... 27 The History of Aromatherapy ................................................................................... 29 Ancient History .................................................................................................... 29 Modern Rediscovery................................................................................................. 33 Branches and types ................................................................................................... 34 Materials used ........................................................................................................... 34 Essential Oils ....................................................................................................... 34 Absolutes .............................................................................................................. 34 Phytoncides .......................................................................................................... 34 Herbal Distillates or Hydrosols ........................................................................... 35 Infusions ............................................................................................................... 35
Carrier Oils .......................................................................................................... 35 Aroma compound ..................................................................................................... 35 Aroma Compounds Classified by Functional Group ........................................... 36 Extraction.................................................................................................................. 39 Distillation ........................................................................................................... 39 Methods of Use ......................................................................................................... 42 Therapeutic grade essential oils ................................................................................ 46 Storage of Essential Oils ...................................................................................... 46 The Benefits of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils ............................................... 47 Popular Essential Oil Used in Aromatherapy...................................................... 48 Properties of Essential Oil Yielding Plants for Use in Aromatherapy................. 49 Purity and quality control of essential oils to be used in Aromatherapy .................. 50 Toxic and adulterated oils and mislabeling .............................................................. 51 Safety aspects of essential oils .................................................................................. 52 Therapeutic role of Aromatherapy ............................................................................ 54 The Digestive System............................................................................................ 54