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Handbook of Aromatic Plants

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee (Author)

This is a comprehensive book on the cultivation of aromatic plants grown or found in different parts of the world. It covers nomenclature, description, distribution, cultivation, processing, physical and chemical properties and uses of more than four hundred genera and a large number of species, which would be of special interest to readers. Moreover, several, interesting aspects on history, classification, production and export of essential oils, raw materials for perfumers, extraction of natural fragrance and perfumes, safety aspects of fragrance and flavour materials, uses of flavours and fragrances and suggestions for improvement of aromatic crop industry are discussed in this book. This will be an useful and handy reference book for aromatic plant collectors, perfumers, amateur and professional gardeners, food flavour and perfume industries, farmers, processing personnel, entrepreneurs, extension workers, exporters, students, teachers and scientists."   

Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. History. 3. Classification of aromatic plants based on their scented plant parts. 4. Production of essential oils in India. 5. Export of essential oils, oleoresins, cosmetics and Toiletries from India. 6. Raw materials for the perfumers. 7. Extraction of natural fragrance and perfumes and analysis of essential oils. 8. Classification of odour. 9. Storage of essential oil. 10. Safety aspects of fragrance and flavour materials. 11. Uses of flavours and fragrances. 12. Suggestions for improvement of Aromatic Crop Industry. General Index. Index of Common Names. Plant family Index.  

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About the author

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee

Prof. S.K. Bhattacharjee is an eminent scientist in the field of horticulture, retired as Project Coodinator, all India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture, Indian council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, on January 31, 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture from Calcutta University. He is also a diploma holder in Business Management and Industrial Administration, United Nations studies and Landscape Architecture. He has 38 years research, teaching, management, developmental and administrative experience in private organisations, Indian Botanic Gardens, Botanical Survey of India, State Agricultural Universitites and ICAR Institutes. He was Head of the Division of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore. He has also served as Professor of Horticulture and Professor in charge, North Bengal Campus, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Cooch-Behar, West Bengal, which has later converted into a full-fledged Agricultural University presently named as Uttar Banga Krishi Visvavidyalaya. While serving in private organisations, he has laid out many landscape gardens in different agro-climatic conditions of the country, collected a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants from India and abroad and propagated tem on a large scale for use in gardens. Prof. Bhattacharjee has visited several foreign countries. He has published about 400 research papers and popular scientific articles in journals of national and international repute. He is the author of seven books among which Advanced commercial Floriculture, Handbook of Medicinal Plants have been widely acclaimed and well-received.

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Title Handbook of Aromatic Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.07.2019
Edition 3rd ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 9788171328994
length xxviii+548p., colour plates., line sketches.