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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Cymbopogon flexuosus CIMAP-Suwarna essential oil
Plant Name
: Lemongrass
Plant Variety Name
: CIMAP-Suwarna
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant

Introduction

Cymbopogon flexuosus (Family: Poaceae) is native to India, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.This grass grows upto 2m tall from short woddy rhizome. It produce more essentail oil.

Other Details

Essential oil is perfumery, flavour, citral is used for synthesis of vitamin A.

Reference

1. RK Lal, R Chandra, HS Chauhan, HO Misra, AK Singh, S Krishna, H Shankar,HP Singh, SP Singh, B Kumar, A Yadav, AK Shasany, SS Dhawan & AK Gupta. A high yielding variety of lemongrass (Cymbopogon khasianus) ’CIM-Suwarna’ suitable for water stress/rainfed/marginal land conditions. J. Med. Arom. Pl. Sci. (2010) 32:61-63.

2. Chowdhury, Somit Roy, P. K. Tandon, and A. R. Chowdhury. "Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil of Cymbopogon flexuosus (Steud) Wats. Growing in Kumaon Region." Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 13.5 (2010): 588-593.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Citral 80.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Limonene 2.0
2Linalool 2.6
3Citronella 1.5
4(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
5(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 0.4
6Alpha-Pinene 0.3
7Camphene 0.3
8Camphor 0.3
9Carvone 0.2
10Germacrene D 0.2
11Myrcene 0.1
12Sabinene 0.1
13Tricyclene 0.5

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