Course Code : ABF 417

Course Title : Aromatic, Medicinal and Forage Plants

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 3,0

Course Description:The course focuses on annual, perennial forage plants which are of particular importance for Cyprus and the Mediterraneanarea as well as the wild and cultivated aromatic and medicinal plants. For each plant species topics covered include: botanical characteristics,methods of cultivation, yields, nutritional value, extraction of valuable ingredients, robust metabolites and biological activity in humans andanimals. Crop prospective of aromatic and medicinal plants in the context of sustainable and conventional farming. Distilleries and technologiesfor plant extracts and essential oils. Essential oils uses and properties. Includes lectures and study visits.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Chemistry of Plant Natural Products by Talapatra, Sunil Kumar, Talapatra, Bani

  2. The potential of herbs as a cash crop by Miller, R. A. ISBN: 0-9-11-311-55-6

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory