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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
4Benzyl Alcohol 1.1
5Nerol 1.4
6Alpha-Terpineol Trace
7Benzyl Acetate Trace
8Terpinen-4-Ol Trace
9Tetracosane Trace
10Beta-Damascenone Trace
11Tricosane 0.3
12Citronellyl Acetate Trace
13Ecosanol 0.3
14Geranial Trace
15Geranyl Acetate 0.2
16Linalool 0.3
17Neral Trace

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