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Essential Oil-Bearing Grasses: The Genus Cymbopogon

Series: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Industrial Profiles Volume: 46

Edited By: Akhila Anand

245 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Jun 2009 | #175376 | ISBN-13: 9780849378577
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About this book

Essential oil bearing or aromatic grasses, such as lemongrass and citronella, are used widely across the world in perfumes, soaps, candles, and incense, as well as for flavoring in teas, soups, and curries, and on poultry and fish. Providing an in-depth look at the history and production of those scented grasses, Essential Oil Bearing Grasses: The genus Cymbopogon is the first comprehensive review of these economically important grasses. Examining both chemical constituents and market trends, the book explores the cosmetic, medicinal, and nutritional uses of the plant. Its pages offer an invaluable resource for those actively engaged in the research, cultivation, marketing, or product development of Cymbopogon.

The book is valuable (apart from its significance as a valuable monography for university biologists) for recipients representing spheres of activity such as food, chemical and pharmaceutical industry. --G. Marszalkowski (Warszawa), in Acta Physiol Plant, 32:613, 2010 The book will be most appreciated by the technically inclined--it is far from being any sort of aromatherapy book for the lay person ... a great chemistry-bench reference book and a scrupulous analytical tool for the laboratory. --Mindy Green, RA, RH (AHG), President, Green Scentsations Consulting, Minneapolis, MN in Herbalgram, July 2010 The audience for this book appears to be the industrial users of extracts of lemon grass, the overall common name applied to this genus of tropical grasses. ! References cited are extensive. A great deal of technical information on the chemistry of the compounds is presented and the chapters are rife with structural formulae. In addition to chemistry, there are chapters on toxicology, trade, and harvest. --Lytton John Musselman, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, in Plant Science Bulletin, 2010


Contents

Botany, Including Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology, C.M. Bertea and M.E. Maffei Introduction Anatomy Biochemistry Molecular Biology Physiology and Ecophysiology References Chemistry and Biogenesis of Essential Oil from the Genus Cymbopogon, A. Akhila Inroduction Chemistry and Biogenesis of Essential Oil from Cymbopogons Physicochemical Characteristics of the Essential Oils from Cymbopogons Chemistry and Uses of Cymbopogon Essential Oils References The Cymbopogons: Harvest and Postharvest Management, A. K. Pandey Introduction Lemongrass Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii var. motia (Roxb.) Wats.) Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt) Jamrosa (Cymbopogon nardus Rendle) Conclusion References Biotechnological Studies in Cymbopogons: Current Status and Future Options, A.K. Mathur Introduction Cymbopogon: The Aromatic Genus Biotechnological Studies in Cymbopogons Future Options in Biotechnology of Cymbopogons Conclusion References The Trade in Commercially Important Cymbopogon Oils, R. Tiwari Introduction Citronella Oil Lemongrass Oil Palmarosa Oil References In Vitro Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activities of Some Cymbopogon Species, W. Khunkitti Introduction Factors Affecting Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils In Vitro Antioxidant Activity of Some Cymbopogon Species and Their Major Summary References Thrombolysis-Accelerating Activity of Essential Oils, H. Sumi and C. Yatagai Introduction Test I Test II Test III Test IV Summary Acknowledgments References Analytical Methods for Cymbopogon Oils, A. Bighelli and J. Casanova Introduction Methods for EO Analysis: A Summary Analysis of Cymbopogon Oils Conclusion Acknowledgments References Citral from Lemongrass and Other Natural Sources: Its Toxicology and Legislation, D.A. Moyler Introduction Uses and Dose Rate Natural Sources Manufacturing Methods Analysis Methods Toxicology Classification and Labeling Safety Data Sheets Conclusion Acknowledgments References Other Sources Index

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Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India

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