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Composition of Essential Oils Obtained From Some Aromatic Plants of Nepal

Composition of Essential Oils Obtained From Some Aromatic Plants of Nepal



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Composition of EssentialOils Obtained from SomeAromatic Plants of Nepal
KhilendraGurung¹,MinobaYonzon², UshaRijal²andGabbriella Innocenti³
¹Resource Research and Development Center, Kathmandu²Herbs Production and Processing Company Limited, Kathmandu³Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Padova, ItalyCorrespondenceE-mail: khilendraurun@ahoo.com
Nepal is a repository of aromaticplants-over 200 species(Adhikari, 1989; Gurung, 2004),used as food, health careproducts, flavors and fragrancesfor centuries.
Many are exported toindustrialized countries as rawmaterials for drug, fragrance andflavor industries.
Only 20-22 items of essential oilsare extracted for analysis and fortrade in Nepal.
There are vast potentiality toextract essential oils frommajority of underutilizedaromatic herbs and somecommercially important aromaticherbs.
Underutilized species as
Eupatorium adenophorum
Spreng (Local name:Banmara; Family:Compositae) and
L.(Local name: Banphanda, gandhe kanda;Family: Verbenaceae);
Commercially importantculinary species as
Roxb. (Localname: Alainchi; Family:Zingiberaceae) and
(Wall. ex Nees)Kurz. (Local name: Siltimur;Family: Lauraceae) areselected for the presentstudy.

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