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Peppermint is an aromatic plant grown for essential oil production, which is a major aromatic agent. Peppermint is also grown for production of dry leaves, which are used in herbal teas. The essential oil is used in a number of consumer products

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Approximately 400 species belong to the family Rosaceae; however, few of them have been used for production of rose essential oil ( Topalov, 1978 ). Bulgaria has more than 330 years of tradition in rose oil production, and the oil-bearing rose is

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African oil palm ( Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) is an important woody oil crop that is widely cultivated in tropical regions all over the world ( Adjei-Nsiah et al., 2012 ; Gutiérrez-Vélez et al., 2011 ; Murphy, 2009 , 2014 ; Sayer et al., 2012

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Artemisia annua is a multiuse medicinal plant that contains several natural products such as essential oil and antioxidant flavonoids ( Ferreira et al., 2010 ) and is used currently as the only commercial source of artemisinin. Artemisinin is used

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. (2014) observed that oil content in Pongamia pinnata seeds increased with seed maturation, and oleic acid content determined by GC-MS remained high at the mature stage. Yuan et al. (2015) reported that palmitic acid, stearic acid, and oleic acid

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Sweet basil ( Ocimum basilicum L.) is the most widely grown species of the genus Ocimum L. ( Javanmardi et al., 2002 ; Simon et al., 1990 , 1999 ). Recent research demonstrated that sweet basil could be a feasible essential oil crop for

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that ‘Native’ spearmint can be grown in a wide range of environments outside the traditional spearmint production areas and produce desirable yields and oil composition ( Zheljazkov et al., 2010a , 2010b , 2012 , 2013 ). Spearmint oil content in

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Olive oil is a basic constituent of the Mediterranean diet. Consumption has significantly increased in the last years as a result of its nutritional value and recognized benefits for human health ( Martínez-Victoria and Mañas, 2004 ; Wahlqvist

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Pinus radiate ( Huang and Bachelard, 1993 ). Oil tea is a unique woody edible oil tree in China and is one of the four major woody edible oil crops in the world ( Gao et al., 2015 ). The extracted camellia oil has several favorable characteristics

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Anise ( Pimpinella anisum L.) is one of the most widely used plants in the world; anise seed is used as a spice ( Leela and Vipin, 2008 ), and anise seed essential oil has a number of applications as an aromatic agent in the food and liquor

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