CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Culinary herbs and aromatic plants. 3. Types of aromatic plants. 4. Organic essential oils.
Aromatic Plants and their parts are the sources of essential oils, resin, turpentine, flavours and fragrances which can be used in the preparation of traditional medicines as well as in industry. Some of the important essential oils used in medicine are mint oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, citronella oil and cinnamon leaf oil. As for the international market, Keruing oil has recently been used as fixative in perfumes by manufacturers in Singapore. Agar wood or Gaharu from the Karas tree is sold as oleoresin infiltrated fragrant wood. This book contains information on aromatic plants in terms of their general features, recommended crop varieties and cultivation practices and chemical properties and uses of essential oils. The book covers important aspect on current status of development of aromatic plants, biodiversity in aromatic plants production systems and utilization of herbs and aroma plants.