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When enjoying a southeast asian soup or cup of herbal tea, we are really savoring the flavor of lemongrass. Similarly, the sweet aroma of mosquito-repelling lotions comes from the citronella oil present in them. Fine perfumes, candles, and herbal pillows with the pleasing smell of rose are often in fact scented with palmarosa. Providing an in-depth look at their history and production, Essential Oil Bearing Grasses: The genus Cymbopogon provides a comprehensive review of these economically important grasses.
A detailed examination of chemical constituents and market trends, the book explores the cosmetic, medicinal, and nutritional uses of the plant. It covers the botany, taxonomy, chemistry, and biogenesis of the oils, and their extraction and analytical methods, biotechnology, storage, legislation, and trade. Highlighting industrial uses for the grasses in this genus, the book also includes coverage of the physiological and ecophysiological considerations. It presents a comprehensive overview of most of the cultivated and wild species of cymbopogons.
Featuring contributions from a team of international experts, the book describes the considerable ethno-botanical, phytochemical, and pharmacological knowledge associated with the multidimensional uses of the oils. It provides a complete industrial profile that includes market size, geographical sources, export and import data, and industry uses. Its pages offer an invaluable resource for 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
Botany, Including Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology, C.M. Bertea and M.E. Maffei
Physiology and Ecophysiology
Chemistry and Biogenesis of Essential Oil from the Genus Cymbopogon, A. Akhila
Chemistry and Biogenesis of Essential Oil from Cymbopogons
Physicochemical Characteristics of the Essential Oils from Cymbopogons
Chemistry and Uses of Cymbopogon Essential Oils
The Cymbopogons: Harvest and Postharvest Management, A. K. Pandey
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii var. motia (Roxb.) Wats.)
Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt)
Jamrosa (Cymbopogon nardus Rendle)
Biotechnological Studies in Cymbopogons: Current Status and Future Options, A.K. Mathur
Cymbopogon: The Aromatic Genus
Biotechnological Studies in Cymbopogons
Future Options in Biotechnology of Cymbopogons
The Trade in Commercially Important Cymbopogon Oils, R. Tiwari
In Vitro Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activities of Some Cymbopogon Species, W. Khunkitti
Factors Affecting Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils
In Vitro Antioxidant Activity of Some Cymbopogon Species and Their Major
Thrombolysis-Accelerating Activity of Essential Oils, H. Sumi and C. Yatagai
Analytical Methods for Cymbopogon Oils, A. Bighelli and J. Casanova
Methods for EO Analysis: A Summary
Analysis of Cymbopogon Oils
Citral from Lemongrass and Other Natural Sources: Its Toxicology and Legislation, D.A. Moyler
Uses and Dose Rate
Classification and Labeling
Safety Data Sheets