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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Alpinia galanga essential oil
Plant Name
: Languas galanga
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf

Introduction

A. galanga is the galangal used most often in cookery. The robust rhizome has a sharp, sweet taste and smells like a blend of black pepper and pine needles. The red fruit is used in traditional Chinese medicine and has a flavor similar to cardamom.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name
1Anti-microbial

Reference

1. Jirovetz, Leopold, et al. "Analysis of the essential oils of the leaves, stems, rhizomes and roots of the medicinal plant Alpinia galanga from southern India." ACTA PHARMACEUTICA-ZAGREB- 53.2 (2003): 73-82.

2. Oonmetta-Aree, Jirawan, et al. "Antimicrobial properties and action of galangal (Alpinia galanga Linn.) on Staphylococcus aureus." LWT-Food Science and Technology 39.10 (2006): 1214-1220.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
11, 8-Cineole 28.34

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Pinene 4.97
2Camphene 2.75
3Alpha- Pinene 1.0
4Cis-Linalool Oxide 0.17
5Cis-Sabinene Hydrate 0.26
6Fenchone 0.07
7(E)-2-Hexenal 0.12
8Gamma-Terpinene 0.08
9(E)-2-Hexenol 0.18
10Hexanol 0.01
11(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.03
12Limonene 0.05
13Linalool 0.15
14Alpha-Fenchol 0.37
15Methyl Acetate Trace
16Alpha-Phellandrene Trace
17Myrcene 0.40
18Alpha-Thujene 0.04
19P-Cymene 0.47
20Beta-Fenchol 0.04
21Sabinene 0.67
22Tricyclene 0.05

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