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Pharma Cog Nosy I (Part 8)

Pharma Cog Nosy I (Part 8)

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classification a extraction
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Published by: harishkumar kakrani on Jul 26, 2011
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Volatile oils
Resins and resins combination
Dr. Harish Kakrani & Purvi Kakrani
 
VOLATILE OILS
‡Volatile or essential oils, as their nameimplies, are volatile in steam.‡They differ entirely in both chemical andphysical properties from fixed oils.‡They are secreted in oil cells, in secretionducts or cavities or in glandular hairs.‡They are frequently associated with other substances such as gums and resins andthemselves tend to resinify on exposure toair.
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Production and uses of volatile oils
‡The total annual production of volatile oilsis estimated to be in the region of 45,000tones, worth approximately US$700million.‡There are about 100 commerciallyvaluable
volatileoils
directly derived fromplants.‡Volatile oils are used fo
their therapeutic action
, for 
flavoring 
(e.g. oil of lemon), in
 perfumery 
(e.g. oil of rose) or as
starting materials for the synthesis of other compounds
(e.g. oil of turpentine).
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