Lavender: The Genus Lavandula edited by Maria Lis-Balchin

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Lavender:
The Genus Lavandula

edited by Maria Lis-Balchin


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 oils
With 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.

Contents

Introduction
The Taxonomy of Lavandula
History and Usage of Lavandula Species
History of Nomenclature of Lavandula Species, Hybrids and Cultivars
Lavender Growing in England for Essential Oil Production
The Retail Lavender Nursery
Lavender Growing in Australia
Naming and Misnaming of Lavender Cultivars
Phytochemistry of the genus Lavandula
Distillation of the Lavender Type Oils: Theory and Practice
Lavender Essential Oil: Standardization, ISO; Adulteration and its Detection using GC, Enantiomeric Columns and Bioactivity
Lavender Oil and its Therapeutic Properties. Pharmacology of Lavandula Essential Oils and Extracts in vitro and in vivo
The Psychological Effects of Lavender
Antimicrobial Properties of Lavender Volatile Oil
Lavender Oil and its Use in Aromatherapy
Perfumery Uses of Lavender and Lavendin Oils
Miscellaneous Uses of Lavender and Lavender Oil: Use in Hair Products, Food Flavoring, Tissanes, Herbal Pillows and Medicinal Products
New Research into Lavandula Species Hybrids and Cultivars
Further Research into Lavandula Species Cell Cultures of L. vera and Rosmarinic Acid Production
Lavandula x heterophylla and L. x allardii: A Puzzling Complex
Comparative Study of Essential Oil Quantity and Composition from Ten Cultivars of Organically Grown Lavender and Lavendin
Chemical Profiles of Lavender Oils and Pharmacology
Chemical Composition of Essential Oils from Different Species, Hybrids and Cultivars of Lavandula


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