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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Monarda citriodora essential oil
Plant Name
: Lemon beebalm, Lemon mint
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant



Other Details

The essential oil of lemon beebalm contains citronellol, which makes it useful as an insect repellent. It has been used to deter fleas and mites.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Dorman, HJ Damien, and Stanley G. Deans. "Chemical composition, antimicrobial and in vitro antioxidant properties of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora, Myristica fragrans, Origanum vulgare ssp. Hirtum, Pelargonium sp. and Thymus zygis oils." Journal of Essential Oil Research 16.2 (2004): 145-150.

2. Bishop, Chris D., and Ian B. Thornton. "Evaluation of the antifungal activity of the essential oils of Monarda citriodora var. citriodora and Melaleuca alternifolia on post-harvest pathogens." Journal of Essential Oil Research 9.1 (1997): 77-82.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Thymol 70.6
2P-Cymene 10.6

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Carvacrol 6.1
27-Octen-4-Ol 1.2
3Terpinen-4-Ol 1.2
4Alpha-Thujene 0.2
5Beta-Caryophyllene 0.6
6Borneol 0.3
7Delta-Cadinene 0.3
8Gamma-Terpinene 0.9
9Linalool 0.3
10Methyl Carvacrol 0.7
111,8-Cineole 0.3
12Myrcene 0.9
13Alpha-Pinene 0.3
14Alpha-Terpinene 0.9
15Alpha-Terpineol 0.1

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