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Essential Oil Crops

By: EA Weiss

600 pages, B/w photos & illus, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #55304 | ISBN: 0851991378
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This book is concerned with growing essential oil plants to obtain an aromatic derivative in an economic and reliable manner.

"A very clearly written book, full of important and well organized information."--Plant Science Bulletin
"This is one of the very few technical book [sic] geared to growing essential oil bearing plants for increased oil yield. Each chapter covers a significant family of plants that contain essential oils, which makes for interesting comparisons. This includes a short history of the plant's use and information on its economic development. Research results on cultivation techniques and recommendations for improvement are paired with details on harvesting and distilling."--American Herb Association Quarterly


Introduction and world trade; annonaceae - ylang-ylang (cananga); geraniaceae - geranium, pelargonium; gramineae - citronella, lemongrass, palmarosa, vetiver; lamiaceae - patchouli; lauraceae - camphor, cassia, cinnamon, sassafras, laurel, litsea; myristicaceae - nutmeg and mace; myrtaceae - clove, eucalyptus, melaleuca, pimenta, myrtle; oleaceae - jasmine, osmanthus; piperaceae - pepper, betel, cubeb; rosaceae - rose; rutaceae - orange, lemon, lime, mandarin, grapefruit, boronia; santalaceae - sandalwood; zingiberaceae - ginger; processing - description of methods of obtaining oils.

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