Aromatic Plants

Basic and Applied Aspects

  • Nikos Margaris
  • Arthur Koedam
  • Despina Vokou

Part of the World Crops: Production, Utilization, and Description book series (WCPU, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anatomy and Morphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Economou-Amilli, D. Vokou, K. Anagnostidis, N. S. Margaris
      Pages 13-24
    3. S. Z. Husain, V. H. Heywood
      Pages 39-56
  3. Ecology and Distribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. D. Vokou, N. S. Margaris
      Pages 59-72
  4. Chemotaxonomy

  5. Analysis and Composition

  6. Production and Application

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-283

About this book


The use of aromatic plants has been practised since ancient times as is evidenced by records of Chinese, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek and Roman origin; recent findings in Pakistan prove that it goes as far back as 5000 years. Accordingly, the importance and value ascribed to them were always high. Either as a medicine, a foodstuff, a seasoning, a cosmetic or an element of religious rituals the aromatic plant was indispensable. It is not to be forgotten that desire tor the riches of India - spices among which - and the struggle to monopolize the trade of the latter con­ tributed to the opening of new sea routes, discovering of continents and altering the picture of the known world. With the advent of modern civilization, characterized by scientific and technological development which dIverted estimation and consumption towards artificial products, aromatic plants experienced a temporary de­ cline of use retaining, however, theIr importance In sectors such as the culinary art and cosmetics industry.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nikos Margaris
    • 1
  • Arthur Koedam
    • 2
  • Despina Vokou
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of EcologyUniversity of ThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of PharmacognosyState University of LeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7644-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7642-9
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