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Citronella cultivation

INTRODUCTION Java Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus) is an important aromatic cum medicinal grass belonging to the Poaceae family with proven therapeutic and medicinal values. Different components of its oil are extensively used as a source of cosmetic,flavoring, shop and perfumery industry all over the world. Citronella oil is popularly known for its characteristic insect …

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Lemon grass cultivation

Lemon grass cultivation

Introduction Botanical name – Cymbopogon flexuosus Common name – Lemon grass It belongs to the family of Gramineae  Three types of lemon grasses viz. East Indian lemongrass. West Indian lemon grass (C.citratus), and Jammu lemon grass (C.pendulus) are in cultivation in our country as the important sources of cirtral. Geographical …

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Mentha cultivation

The cultivation of menthe is done by the farmers of district Badaun, Rampur, Moradabad, Bareilly, Pilibhit, Barabanki, Faizabad, Ambedkar nagar, Lucknow etc. at large scale. In last few years, Mentha has become the main crop of Jayad in this district. The oil of menthe is used for fragrance and manufacturing …

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Aloe Vera Cultivation

Aloe Vera Cultivation

Aloe species, perennial succulents belonging to the family Liaceae, are the source of the drug aloe. Of the 275 species, there are three commercially important species which are the main sources of the drug. They are: A. barbadensis, Mill. (2n = 14), (A. vera Linn) which yields Curacao aloe or …

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