Overview

Vetiveria is one of the most versatile genera in plant kingdom. For example, the species Vetiveria zizanoides produces oderous roots from which a precious essential oil is distilled and used in a variety of applications from perfumery to ethnopharmacology. The same roots give the plant particular characteristics that make it a valuable natural barrier against erosion. Vetiveria: The Genus Vetiveria describes the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, essential oil biogenesis and chemical composition, ...
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Vetiveria

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Overview

Vetiveria is one of the most versatile genera in plant kingdom. For example, the species Vetiveria zizanoides produces oderous roots from which a precious essential oil is distilled and used in a variety of applications from perfumery to ethnopharmacology. The same roots give the plant particular characteristics that make it a valuable natural barrier against erosion. Vetiveria: The Genus Vetiveria describes the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, essential oil biogenesis and chemical composition, ethnopharmacology and distillation. The book covers the production of plants for oil exploration, the use of Vetiver as an ecological tool against erosion, flood, soil pollution, and many other applications.
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The genus Vetivera is economically and ecologically important in plant sciences. This work describes the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of Vetivera, examines its essential oil biogenesis and chemical composition, looks at uses of the essential oil in ethnopharmacology and perfumery, and describes the production of plants for essential oil exploitation and the use of vetiver as an ecological tool against erosion, floods, and soil pollution. B&w photos are included. Maffei is professor of plant physiology at the University of Turin, Italy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
1 Introduction to the Genus Vetiveria 1
2 Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology 19
3 Collection, Harvesting, Processing, Alternative Uses and Production of Essential Oil 44
4 Chemical Constituents and Essential Oil Biogenesis in Vetiveria Zizanioides 73
5 Ethnopharmacology and Pharmacological Properties of Vetiveria Zizanioides - Including Pharmacologic and Pharmacokinetic Properties 110
6 Vetiver Grass Technology 114
7 Biotechnology 133
8 Economic Importance, Market Trends and Industrial Needs, and Environmental Importance 164
9 Beyond the Vetiver Hedge - Organizing Vetiver's Next Steps to Global Acceptance 176
Index 187
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