Aromatic plants

Medicinal and aromatic properties of the plant species are inextricably linked to one another, on account of the presence of specific chemical compounds as well as their physiological effects on humans. Aromatic plants yield a range of essential oils and other aromatic chemicals. Though many of the medicinal plants have aromatic compounds but most of these are not utilized for commercial production of these aromatic products. In the checklist of medicinal plants of Chhattisgarh only those species, which yield aromatic compounds of commercial importance have been marked as “Aromatic plants”. “Production technology of medicinal and aromatic plants” by Dr. A.A. Farooqi et al. has been referred for identifying “aromatic plant species”. Based on these criteria, 13 plant species in the list have been identified as commercially important aromatic plants.