Essential Oils Extraction, Characterization and Applications 1st Edition

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Editors: Gulzar Ahmad Nayik, Mohammad Javed Ansari

  • No. of pages: 526
  • Language: English
  • Published: February 6, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press


Essential Oils: Extraction, Characterization and Applications covers sixteen essential oils from different herbal and aromatic plants, including production, composition and extraction techniques such as distillation, chemistry and properties, characterization and applications. The book also presents their safety, toxicity and regulation, alongside trade, storage, stability and transport concepts. Essential oils in plants, extraction and analysis, and current trends in the use of essential oils, like aroma therapy, agro-food and non-food usage are thoroughly explored. Remaining chapters are dedicated to different essential oils, including lavender, peppermint, sandalwood, citrus, eucalyptus, tea tree, clove, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, rosewood, juniper and pine, patchouli, clary, and more.


Edited by a global team of experts in essential oils, this book is designed to be a practical tool for the many diverse professionals who develop and market essential oils


  • Thoroughly explores the extraction and characterization of essential oils
  • Contains comprehensive information on major, popular essential oils
  • Provides an exceptional range of information on properties, applications, safety, toxicity and regulations


Table of contents

1. Essential oils in plants: Plant physiology, chemical composition of the oil, natural variation of the oils (chemotaxonomy, environmental effects etc.)

2. Extraction and analysis of essential oils: Laboratory extraction methods, industrial extraction methods, chemical analysis

3. Importance of essential oils and current trends in use of essential oils (aroma therapy, agro-food and non-food usage)

4. Lavender essential oil

5. Peppermint essential oil

6. Sandalwood essential oil

7. Jasmine essential oil

8. Citrus essential oils (Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon)

9. Eucalyptus essential oil

10. Essential oils from Apiaceae family (parsley, lovage and dill)

11. Essential oils from Lamiaceae family (Rosemary, thyme, mint, basil)

12. Clove essential oil

13. Ginger essential oil

14. Cinnamon essential oil

15. Nutmeg essential oil

16. Rosewood essential oil

17. Juniper and pine essential oil

18. Patchouli essential oil

19. Clary essential oil

20. Tree tea essential oil

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