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Title: Traditional system for the production of kewda essential oil and attar
Authors: Mohapatra, D K
Sahoo, S
Keywords: Deg-bhabka
Kewda
Essential oil
Attar
Traditional distillation method
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: A61K8/18, C11B9/02
Abstract: Kewda (Pandanus odoratissimus Linn. f.) flower distillation is high value because of its flavour and fragrance. Using the age-old traditional Deg-bhabka method, till date the floral essential oil and attar are produced. This traditional method is appropriate, popular, economical and convenient for kewda distillation. According to the number of flowers, the size of deg or bhabka is used for distillation. Essential oil and attar both can be made in the same distillation unit. This system can be operated at the plantation site. The products have high demand in the market value. The traditional system of kewda distillation is cost effective; simple operation techniques are involved for kewda oil & attar production.
Page(s): 399-402
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.06(3) [July 2007]

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