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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 3 (2018)

Significance of essential oils and herbal extracts on vase life of cut flowers: A review

Author(s):

Kantharaj Y, Madaiah D, Hemla Naik B, Sadashiva Nadukeri and Devaraju

Abstract:
Longer vase life of cut flowers is preferred in flower cultivation and marketing as good quality trait for retailers and consumers. Longevity of flower has been influenced by various biotic and abiotic factors. It can be improved using different preservatives substances. Essential oils and herbal extracts widely evaluated among which Thyme, Rosemary, Geranium, Mint, Eucalyptus, Ajowan, Savory, Coriander, Dill and <em>Piper betle </em>leaf extracts are used. For instance, essential oil was tested on lisianthus, gerbera, chrysanthemum, alstroemeria, gladiolus, rose and carnation cut flowers shown positive responses were reported in case of cut flowers longevity. Most studies reported usefulness of essential oils and herbal extracts for floriculture as noble alternative substitute to other silver and chemical compounds because of their antimicrobial activities and environmental friendly nature of the extracts. Different scientific findings on application of these organic products on longevity of cut flowers reviewed in this paper.

Pages: 252-256  |  1618 Views  567 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Kantharaj Y, Madaiah D, Hemla Naik B, Sadashiva Nadukeri and Devaraju. Significance of essential oils and herbal extracts on vase life of cut flowers: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3S):252-256.

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