STUDY REGARDING THE QUANTITY OF ESSENTIAL OIL OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT SPECIES FROM THE LAMIACEAE HERBAL FAMILY PUBLISHEDCristian Florin RUS , Georgeta POP
: This paper studies the morphological particularities of the plants, the climate, soil, the optimal time to harvest and which parts of the plant to use for obtaining the essential oils. Also we present the processing of the herb through steam distillation. The studied species are : Salvia officinalis L., Origanum majorana L., Origanum vulgare L., Satureja montana L.,Ocimum basilicum L., Mentha piperita L., Mentha smithiana L., Rosmarinus officinalis L., Melissa officinalis L., Thymus serpyllum L. The sub - mediteranean climate from Timis County enhances the growth of the medical plants from the Lamiaceae family. This family of medical plants has a high global medical interest due to it’s active compounds known for their antibacterial action. All of the plants are planted at Young Naturalist Resort from Timisoara.
herb, essential oil, steam distillation, optimal harvest time.