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Handbook of Aromatic and Essential Oil Plants

Himadri Panda (Editor) Dharamvir Hota (Editor)

The essential oils natural extracts have properties both therapeutic and aromatic. So you can use them whether you have a problem or just for aromatic pleasure. The essential oils can be used in ways very simple like adding them to your shower gels, shampoos, air fresheners, massage oils, moisturizers etc. Essential oils are natural and contain the true aromatic essence and other naturally beneficial properties of the plant the essential oil was distilled from. Essential oils are not the same as fragrance oils, perfume oils or potpourri oils.

Threapeutically, Aromatherapy is a science that deals with the physical, mental and spiritual domain of a person's response to essential oils as well as improves his/her internal healing process. In the field of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is the most rapidly growing field. Today it is being accepted world over and is being used in homes, clinics and hospitals for various applications. As a holist medicine, aromatherapy can be used for prevention or for an ongoing cure.

The book provides information on various aspects of Aromatic and Essential Plants, aromatherapy, chemistry aromatherapy and essential oils, extraction technologies of essential oils, market potential, demand and use and information of essential oils and aroma, preparations from aromatic plants. The book contains the complete description of 45 individual plants with its scientific classification, cultivation, habitat, culinary uses, medicinal uses and glossary etc.

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About the authors

Himadri Panda

Himadri Panda, M.Sc. FIC, FICS is a Industrial and Technical Consultant of GIDC. He is a fellow of Essential Oil Association of India, Indian Pulp & Paper Technical Association, Indian National Science Congress, Oil & Colour Chemist’s Association (U.K.). He is also a Member of Chinese Academy of forestry. He was also Chief Chemist (R&D) of I.T.R. Co. Ltd., Bareilly (U.P.) and Former Chief Chemist (Q.C.& R&D) Tarpina Private Ltd., Ramnagar, Uttaranchal

Dharamvir Hota

Dr. Dharamvir Hota is presently the emeritus professor in the department of agriculture science and economics, an appointment he has enjoyed since 1998. He was a senior researcher at the International Institute of Agricultural Science, where he worked on the use of genetically modified crops for structure determination of molecular modeling. He has been teaching and doing research on agricultural systems in an around the country. He teaches soil since, organic agriculture and land use, and conducts research on the effects of organic and conventional farming systems on soil, crop productivity and quality, with publication appearing in various internationally reputed journals.

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Title Handbook of Aromatic and Essential Oil Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2013
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Bio-Green Books
Language: English
isbn 9789381617250
length v+440p.,