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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Gymnema sylvestre essential oil
Plant Name
: Gurmari
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


The essential oil of leaves have a unique property of inhibiting ability to taste sweet substances. Besides this, antidiabetic property of leaves is also reported. It is well known that the antidiabetic plants possess antioxidant activity.

Other Details

Large number of reports on the pharmacological activi- ties of essential oil from plants have been recently published. The oil have other value too like it was used in sweets, for making sweetners etc.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Naik, Dattatraya G., Chitra N. Dandge, and Shobha V. Rupanar. "Chemical examination and evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of essential oil from Gymnema sylvestre R. Br. leaves." Journal of Essential Oil Research 23.3 (2011): 12-19.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Palmitic Acid 17.8
2Pentadecanoic Acid 6.8
3Phytol 6.9
44-Vinylguaiacol 4.5
5Eugenol 4.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
11-Hexadecanol 2.1
2Germacrene 2.0
3Myristicin 2.0
4Dodecanol 1.4
5Heptacosane 1.6
6Methyl guaiacol 1.5
7Methyl Linolenate 1.7
8Methyl Palmitate 1.5
9Pentacosane 1.5
10Tetracosane 1.4
11Z-2-Dodecenol 1.6
12Indole Trace

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