AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Cymbopogon flexuosus Pragati essential oil
Plant Name
: Lemongrass
Plant Variety Name
: Pragati
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. Oil yield is 200 kg/ha/year.

Other Details

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

Reference

1. Patra, NK, Kumar, B. 2005. Improved varieties and genetic research in medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). In Proceedings of second national Interactive Meet on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants: 53-61.

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.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Citral 84.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
16-Methyl Hept-5-Ene-2-One 0.6
2Alpha- Pinene Trace
3Beta-Bourbonene 0.1
4Beta-Elemene 0.3
5Beta-Pinene Trace
6Cis-Sabinene Hydrate 0.2
7Citronellal Trace
8Citronellyl Acetate 0.3
9Gamma-Muurolene 0.1
10Germacrene D 0.1

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