Effect of Postharvest Drying on the Composition of Mexican Oregano (Lippia graveolens) Essential Oil

  title={Effect of Postharvest Drying on the Composition of Mexican Oregano (Lippia graveolens) Essential Oil},
  author={Luz Mar{\'i}a Calvo-Irabi{\'e}n and JC Yam-Puc and Gabriel R Dzib and Fabiola Escalante-Erosa and Luis Manuel Pe{\~n}a-Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={Journal of Herbs, Spices \& Medicinal Plants},
  pages={281 - 287}
Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens), an aromatic herb harvested in the wild, represents a significant income for rural households. Despite the economic importance of Mexican oregano, however, no information on the effects of postharvest drying on the chemical composition of the essential oil is available. In this study, the chemical composition of Mexican oregano essential oil from plants dried under four treatments, including shade, sun, and oven at 20 and 40°C, were compared. A gas… 
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