Series: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Industrial Profiles Volume: 46
245 pages, Figs, tabs
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
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