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Restriction and Possibilities of Aromatic Plants and Its Future

By Mrs. Farzana Panhwar (2005).



Aromatic plants plays a vital role in our daily life like used in food, as a medicine and in perfumes. Aromatic plants are different in characteristic and peculiar problems like agrotechnology, post-harvest and processing. Aromatic plants can bring socio-economic uplift. Aromatic compound face marketing problems due to:

- Lack of internationally approved standards and methods for quality evaluation.

- High cost of quality packaging material.

- Non-availability of regular market information.



All herbs are aromatic under heat these plants releases essential oils although aromatic plants are different characteristics in their peculiar problems like agro-technology, post-harvest technology and processing but aromatic plants are of wonderful range of shapes and colour, they are good for bees and butterflies pleasant small flowers attracts insects and help in cross-fertilisation.

Aromatic plants are many like Mint, Mentha arvensis, Mentha piperita, Mentha Citrata, Cymbogons, Cymbopogon winterianus, Eucalyptus, Clocimum, Cinnamomum, Cedarwood, Cyperus, Moss roses, Sweet william, Stocks, Livenders and Theymes, Bergamot, Bosemary, Oleoresins and culinary herbs like: Culinary herbs, Condiments, spices, mint. Aperennial aromatic shrub Clocimum a new strain evolved by Sobit et al. Hyssop (Hyssopus Officnalis), Oregano (Origanum Vulgare), Anise hyssop (Agustache anethiodora), Nepata “Six Hills Giants”, Pot marjoram (Origanum Onites), Variegated Calamint (Calamintha grantiflora Variegata), Nepeta grandiflora, Greater Calmint (Calamintha grandiflora), Lavandula angustifolia “Hidcote”, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor tree), Cinnomomum Verum (Tru Cinnamon), Cinnamamum Cassia (Chinese Cinnamon) are aromatic plants.

Cymbopogon is a genous of aromatic grasses with about 120 species and many varieties like Citral, Geraniol, Citronellal, Piggeritene, Geranyl acetate, Piperitone, Terpineol, Linaloral, Carvone, Methyl eugenol, sandal wood, Basil, Rose, Mint, Ajwain, fennel, Murjorains, Calamints, Lemon balm, Lemon Verbena, Chamomile, Creeping Thymes, Prostrate Chamomites, Spies like; Pepper Ginger, turmeric, Chilli, Coriander, Cardamon, Celery, there flavouring properly is due to aromatic essential oils, along with terpenes, sesquiterpenes and their oxygenated derivatives, Eucalptus species are, E. Viridis, E. Cincorifolia, E. Polybroctea, E. Macarthuri, E. Radiata, E. Smithii, E. Elacophora, E. Sideroxylon, E. Straigeriana, E. Elata, E. Dives, E. Lrucoxylon, E. Astringents, E. Dumosa, E. Microtheeca and E. Camaldulensis.

The use of aroma chemicals in perfumes : Phynyl alcohol, General ester extract from roses, Bensyl acetate extract from jasmin, Linal alcohol extract from lavender, Phenol, diphenyl oxidxe extract from Geramium and the extract of other chemicals than perfumes are:

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More research papers: see Farzana Panhwar.


Last update: 04 October 2022

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