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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Plantago ovata Niharika essential oil
Plant Name
: Psyllium, isabgol or isabhghula
Plant Variety Name
: Niharika
Plant Tissue Name
: Seed

Introduction

Plantago ovata (Family: Plantaginaceae) is native of the Mediterranean region, North Africa and west Asia including India and Pakistan.It grows world wide but is most common in India. High yielding 10-11 q/ha; swelling index/ mucilage 442

Other Details

It was used in icecreams for flavour and thickness.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name
1Anti-bacterial

Reference

1. Lal RK, Sharma JR, Misra HO.1998. development of new variety "Niharika" of isabgol. Register of new genotypes of cultivars. J Med Arom Pl Sci 20: 421-422.

2. Seifi, Hooman, et al. "Chemometric Resolution Approaches in Characterisation of Volatile Constituents in Plantago ovata Seeds using Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry: Methodology and Performance Assessment." Phytochemical Analysis 25.3 (2014): 273-281.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Oleic Acid 23.30

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
12-Decenal 0.18
22-Isopropylcyclohexanol 0.11
3Curcumene 0.12
4Cycloheptanemethanol 0.12
5Farnesane 0.11
6Hexanoic Acid 0.11
7N-Decane 0.8
8Nonanal 0.9
91-Docosanol 0.41
101-Eicosanol 0.64
111-Tetracosanol 0.15
122-Amylfuran 0.11

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