Handbook of Essential Oils

Science, Technology, and Applications
 
Edition number: 3, New edition
Publisher: CRC Press
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Short description:

The new edition presents the development, use and marketing of essential oils. Exciting new topics include insecticidal applications, but there is a continued focus on the chemistry, pharmacology and biological activities of essential oils.



 

Long description:

Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and Applications presents the development, use and marketing of essential oils. Exciting new topics include insecticidal applications, but there is a continued focus on the chemistry, pharmacology and biological activities of essential oils.


The third edition unveils new chapters including the insect repellent and insecticidal activities of essential oils, the synergistic activity with antibiotics against resistant microorganisms, essential oil applications in agriculture, plant-insect interactions, and pheromones and contaminants in essential oils.



Features




  • Presents a wide range of topics including sources, production, analysis, storage, transport, chemistry, aromatherapy, pharmacology, toxicology, metabolism, technology, biotransformation, application, utilization, and trade



  • Includes discussions of biological activity testing, results of antimicrobial and antioxidant tests, and penetration enhancing activities useful in drug delivery



  • Covers up-to-date regulations and legislative procedures, together with the use of essential oils in perfumes, cosmetics, feed, food, beverages, and pharmaceutical industries



  • Unveils new chapters including the insect repellent and insecticidal activities of essential oils, the synergistic activity with antibiotics against resistant microorganisms, essential oil applications in agriculture, plant-insect interactions, and pheromones and contaminants in essential oils



  • The American Botanical Council (ABC) named the second edition as the recipient of the 2016 ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award and recognized that essential oils are one of the fastest growing segments of the herbal product market

Table of Contents:

Introduction. History and Sources of Essential Oil Research. Sources of Essential Oils. Natural Variability of Essential Oil Components. Production of Essential Oils. Chemistry of Essential Oils. Analysis of Essential Oils. Use of linear retention indices in GC/MS Libraries for Essential Oil Analysis.  Safety Evaluation of Essential Oils.  Metabolism of Terpenoids in Animal Models and Humans.  Central nervous system effects of essential oil compounds. Effects of Essential Oils on Human Cognition. Aromatherapy with Essential Oils. Essential Oils in Cancer Therapy. Antimicrobial activity of selected essential oils and aroma compounds against airborne microbes.  Quorum Sensing and Essential Oils.  Functions of Essential Oils and Natural Volatiles in Plant-Insect Interactions.  Essential Oils as Lures for Invasive Ambrosia Beetles.  Adverse effects and intoxication with essential oils.  Adulteration of Essential Oils.  Essential Oils and Volatiles in Bryophytes.  Biotransformation of Monoterpenoids by Microorganisms, Insects, and Mammals.  Biotransformation of Sesquiterpenoids, Ionones, Damascones, Adamantanes, and Aromatic Compounds by Green Algae, Fungi, and Mammals.  Use of Essential Oils in Agriculture.  Essential Oils Used in Veterinary Medicine.  Encapsulation and Other Programmed/ Sustained Release Techniques for Essential Oils and Volatile Terpenes.  Essential oils as Carrier Oils.  Influence of Light on Essential Oil Constituents.  Influence of Air on Essential Oil Constituents.  Influence of Air on Essential Oil Constituents. Industrial Uses of Essential Oils.  Storage, Labeling and Transport of Essential Oils. Recent EU Legislation on Flavors and Fragrances and Its Impact on Essential Oils.