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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Cymbopogon flexuosus T-1 essential oil
Plant Name
: Lemongrass
Plant Variety Name
: T-1
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. Suitable in drought conditions.

Other Details

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

Reference

1. RK Lal, SPS Khanuja, HO Misra & AA Naqvi. Genetic improvement of the cultivated species of Cymbopogon and Mentha for essential oil yield, quality and adaptation. J. Med. Arom. Pl. Sci. 21(suppl.1)1999: 28-29.

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 48.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Linalool 2.6
2Limonene 1.9
3Myrcene 0.1
4(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 0.4
5Alpha-Humulene 0.1
6Alpha-Pinene 0.3
7Alpha-Terpineol 0.6
8Camphene 0.3
9Camphor 0.4
10Elemicin 0.1
11Eugenol 0.1
12Germacrene D 0.2

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