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Essential oil bearing grasses; the genus Cymbopogon.


Essential oil bearing grasses; the genus Cymbopogon.

Ed. by editor: Anand Akhila.

CRC Press


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Medicinal and aromatic plants--industrial profiles; v.46


Best known and of most commercial importance of the group are lemongrass, palmarosa oil, and citronella oil. Biological, chemical, and pharmaceutical scientists summarize the ethno-botanical, phytochemical, and pharmacological knowledge relating to the many uses of the oils in the various species of grass. They cover the botany of the genus, the chemistry and biogenesis of the essential oil, harvest and post-harvest management, current and possible biotechnological studies, the trade in commercially important Cymbopogon oils, in-vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of some species, thrombolysis-accelerating activity of the essential oils, analytical methods for the oils, and the toxicology and legislation of citral from lemongrass and other natural sources.

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Date:Dec 1, 2009
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