Book ID: 99175
Handbook of Essential Oils. Science, Technology and Applications. 2010. XII, 975 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
Egyptian hieroglyphs, Chinese scrolls, and Ayurvedic literaturerecord physicians administering aromatic oils to their patients. Today society looks to science to document health choices and the oils do not disappoint. The growing body of evidence of theirefficacy for more than just scenting a room underscores the need for production standards, quality control parameters for raw materials and finished products, and well-defined Good Manufacturing Practices. This handbook covers all aspects of essential oils from chemistry, pharmacology, and biological activity, to production and trade, to uses and regulation.Bringing together significant research and market profiles, this comprehensive handbook provides a much-needed compilation of information related to the development, use, and marketing of essential oils, including their chemistry and biochemistry. A select group of authoritative experts explores the historical, biological, regulatory, and microbial aspects. This reference also covers sources, production, analysis, storage, and transport of oils as well as aromatherapy, pharmacology, toxicology, and metabolism. It includes discussions of biological activity testing,results of antimicrobial and antioxidant tests, and penetration-enhancing activities useful in drug delivery.