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Vetiveria: The Genus Vetiveria
     

Vetiveria: The Genus Vetiveria

by Massimo Maffei
 

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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780203218730
Publisher:
CRC Press
Publication date:
09/02/2003
Series:
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
202
File size:
4 MB

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