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Is a Cupressus torulosa Good Substitute of Two Selected Juniperus Species for Aroma Potentials?

Hema Lohani, Nirpendra Kumar Chauhan and Harish Ch. Andola*
Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP) Industrial Estate, Selaqui-248197,Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India
Corresponding Author : Harish Ch. Andola
Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP) Industrial Estate
Selaqui-248197, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received January 22, 2013; Accepted February 23, 2013; Published February 25, 2013
Citation: Lohani H, Nirpendra Kumar C, Andola HCh (2013) Is a Cupressus torulosa is a Good Substitute of Two Selected Juniperus Species for Aroma Potentials? Med Aromat Plants 2:122. doi: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000122
Copyright: © 2013 Lohani H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Essential oils which are complex mixture of terpenoids and other class of components isolated from different plant parts of aromatic plants, find impotent place in industry due to extensive uses in food, flavour, fragrances and pharmaceutical industry, More than 250 different type of essential oil worth US$ 1.2 billion per annum are traded in the globe [1] A number of countries produced different kind of essential oils. India ranks second in world trade due to wide application in cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical, therapeutically these used as antiseptic, stimulant, carminative, diuretics etc. A number of aromatic crops are cultivated in different parts of the worlds such as Mentha species, Lemongrass, Basil. Lavender, Geranium, Patcholi, Vertiver, Rose species and sandal [2]. India exported of essential oils is worth Rs. 6 billion [3]. Due to increased awareness of health hazards associated with synthetic chemicals, the use of essential oils has been gradually increasing. The consumers are showing increasing preference for natural material over the synthetic, for fulfill the requirement of industry number of wild growing floras which are not cultivated commercially, but exploited from wild region unscientifically for commercial utilizations, some species population in risk. Under risk species are sources of high value compounds like α- pinene is widely used in perfumery industry due to the pleasant aroma. Limonene used in the preparation of commercially available shampoos, mosquito repellents and agrochemical

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