Lavender : The Genus Lavandula (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles)

Lavender : The Genus Lavandula (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 292 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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Includes; Taxonomy, and history of usage and nomenclature; Phytochemistry of the genus; Chemistry of Lavandula oils; and more.

Full Description

Lavandula species are mainly grown for their essential oils, which are used in perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and aromatherapy products, and for their use as ornamental plants and ingredients in numerous cottage industry products. Certain types of lavender oil have also been shown to have antimicrobial and antifungal properties. The dried flowers have been used for centuries in pillows and sachets to promote sleep and relaxation, and oil of spike lavender is used as an insect repellent. Lavender: The Genus Lavandula is a comprehensive volume covering all aspects of our current knowledge of lavender, including:* taxonomy, and history of usage and nomenclature* lavender cultivation for essential oil production and retail purposes in different countries* phytochemistry of the genus* chemistry of Lavandula oils* theory and practice of distillation and standardization of lavender essential oils* pharmacology and therapeutic properties of lavender oil and Lavandula extracts* use of lavender oil in aromatherapy, perfumery, cosmetics, food processing and medicine* new research into Lavandula species and their oilsWith contributions from lavender researchers worldwide, this book will be of interest both to graduate students and scientists in academia and industry who are involved with lavender, to professionals in the lavender growing and retail industry, the perfumery, food and cosmetics industries, and to those interested in lavender for alternative and conventional medical use.

Table of Contents

        List of figures                            vii
List of tables ix
List of contributors xi
Preface to the series xiii
General introduction to the genus Lavandula 1 (1)
Maria Lis-Balchin
The taxonomy of the genus Lavandula L. 2 (33)
Tim Upson
History of usage of Lavandula species 35 (16)
Jo Castle
Maria Lis-Balchin
History of nomenclature of Lavandula species, 51 (6)
hybrids and cultivars
Maria Lis-Balchin
Lavender growing in England for essential oil 57 (3)
Maria Lis-Balchin
Henry Head
The retail lavender nursery 60 (16)
Simon Charlesworth
Lavender growing in Australia 76 (4)
Rosemary Holmes
Naming and misnaming of lavender cultivars 80 (6)
Maria Lis-Balchin
Phytochemistry of the genus Lavandula 86 (14)
Jeffrey B. Harborne
Christine A. Williams
Distillation of the lavender type oils: 100 (17)
theory and practice
E.F.K. Denny
Lavender essential oil: standardisation, ISO; 117 (7)
adulteration and its detection using GC,
enantiomeric columns and bioactivity
Maria Lis-Balchin
Lavender oil and its therapeutic properties 124 (16)
Gerhard Buchbauer
Pharmacology of Lavandula essential oils and 140 (15)
extracts in vitro and in vivo
Stephen Hart
Maria Lis-Balchin
The psychological effects of lavender 155 (16)
Michael Kirk-Smith
Antimicrobial properties of lavender volatile 171 (9)
Stanley G. Deans
Lavender oil and its use in aromatherapy 180 (14)
Maria Lis-Balchin
Perfumery uses of lavender and lavandin oils 194 (6)
Rhona Wells
Maria Lis-Balchin
Miscellaneous uses of lavender and lavender 200 (6)
oil: use in hair products, food flavouring,
tissanes, herbal pillows and medicinal
Maria Lis-Balchin
New research into Lavandula species, hybrids 206 (8)
and cultivars
Maria Lis-Balchin
Further research into Lavandula species: cell 214 (13)
cultures of L. vera and rosmarinic acid
Mladenka Paunova Ilieva-Stoilova
Atanas Ivanov Pavlov
Elena Georgieva Kovatcheva-Apostolova
Lavandula x heterophylla and L. x allardii: a 227 (5)
puzzling complex
Susyn Andrews
Comparative study of essential oil quantity 232 (11)
and composition from ten cultivars of
organically grown lavender and lavandin
Denys J. Charles
Erica N.C. Renaud
James E. Simon
Chemical profiles of lavender oils and 243 (8)
Maria Lis-Balchin
Stephen Hart
Chemical composition of essential oils from 251 (12)
different species, hybrids and cultivars of
Maria Lis-Balchin
Index 263