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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Cymbopogon flexuosus GRL-1 essential oil
Plant Name
: Lemongrass
Plant Variety Name
: GRL-1
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant


Cymbopogon flexuosus (Family: Poaceae) is native to India, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.This grass grows upto 2m tall from short woddy rhizome.the essential oil was obtained from the roots which constitute higher percentage of citral.

Other Details

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


1. NK Patra, RV Nair & HO Misra.

2. Padalia, Rajendra C., et al. "Chemical fingerprinting of the fragrant volatiles of nineteen Indian cultivars of Cymbopogon Spreng.(Poaceae)." Rec. Nat. Prod. 5.4 (2011): 290-299.

3. 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 89.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Limonene 2.0
2Beta-Caryophyllene 1.1
3Citronella 1.5
4Neral 1.9
5(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 0.4
6Alpha-Pinene 0.3
7Citronellol 0.1
8Elemicin 0.1
9Myrcene 0.1
10Sabinene 0.1
11Tricyclene 0.5
12Citronellyl Acetate Trace
13Terpinen-4-Ol Trace

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