The book begins with the basic introduction of Aromatic crops, essential oils, methods of extraction and the quality analysis parameters. The first section for the book provides complete information on chemo-profiling of commercially important aromatic crops, along with their cultivation aspects, sample preparation, method of extraction and quality analysis parameters.
In the second section, basic information of medicinal plants, General methods of extraction, phytochemical analysis of the crude drugs along with the principle and theory of HPLC is discussed. In this section, the cultivation practices, sample preparation, extraction of oleoresin and HPLC analysis of the bioactive components of commercially important medicinal plants has been provided. Further, the book also covers information on the extraction and estimation of anthocyanin pigment and fatty acid profiling of important dye yielding and seed crops respectively.