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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Rosa damascena Noorjahan essential oil
Plant Name
: Rose, Damask Rose
Plant Variety Name
: Noorjahan
Plant Tissue Name
: Flowers


Rosa damascena (Family: Rosaceae) is thought to be native of Middle East. Recent genetic test indicate that a more probable origin is the foothills of central Asia. Suitable for north Indian plains and hills, flower yield is 35 q/ha.

Other Details

The oil is also used in poor circulation, asthma and coughs, irregular menstruation, leucorrhoea, and uterine disorders. On the skin, it can be used for dry skin, eczema and sensitive skin. Vapor therapy of rose oil is helpful for some allergies, headaches, migraine, etc.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Anonymous 1992. CIMAp developed high yielding variety of rose. CIMAP Newsletter 42 (12): 152-153

2. Verma, Ram Swaroop, et al. "Volatile constituents of essential oil and rose water of damask rose (Rosa damascena Mill.) cultivars from North Indian hills." Natural product research (2011).

3. Basim, E., and H. Basim. "Antibacterial activity of Rosa damascena essential oil." Fitoterapia 74.4 (2003): 394-396.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol 80.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Geraniol 4.2
2Citronellol 3.1
3Nonadecane 2.0
4Nerol 1.4
5Benzyl Alcohol 1.1
6Citronellyl Acetate Trace
7Ecosanol 0.3
8Geranial Trace
9Geranyl Acetate 0.2
10Linalool 0.3
11Neral Trace
12Alpha-Terpineol Trace
13Benzyl Acetate Trace
14Terpinen-4-Ol Trace
15Tetracosane Trace
16Beta-Damascenone Trace
17Tricosane 0.3

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