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Revista Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais

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SILVA, F et al. Assessment of Baccharis trimera (Less.) DC. essential oil content in different packages during storage. Rev. bras. plantas med. [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.54-58. ISSN 1516-0572.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-05722013000100007.

The use of medicinal plants as therapeutic source is ancient and has increased in value in recent years for both the population and the science. Several national and international companies use raw plant material in the preparation of their products, making essential the commercial cultivation and the post-harvest processing of these species. The aim of this study was to evaluate the essential oil content of [Baccharis trimera (Less.) DC.] in three different packages over one year of storage. During storage, Kraft-paper package best preserved the integrity of some physical and chemical characteristics of the product and maintained the oil content for one year of storage.

Keywords : medicinal plant; essential oil; package; storage.

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