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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Amyris elimifera essential oil
Plant Name
: Amyris elimifera
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


Perfumery/Fragrancing. Acts as a fixative. Also possesses antiseptic and sedative properties. Valerianol, a-Eudesmol, 7-epi-a-Eudesmol, 10-epi-Gamma-Eudesmol, Elemol

Other Details

Reminiscent of benzoin, Amyris Essential Oil includes sweet, warm, vanilla notes with a woody, cedar-like character. Amyris Essential Oil is sometimes used in place of Sandalwood Essential Oil, but the aroma and strength of both essential oils is quite different. Amyris Essential Oil is sometimes used as a natural fixative.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Pino, Jorge A., et al. "Essential Oil of Amyris elimifera L. from Cuba." Journal of Essential Oil Research 12.1 (2000): 39-40.

2. Rastogi, Nalin, et al. "Antimycobacterial activity of chemically defined natural substances from the Caribbean flora in Guadeloupe." FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology 20.4 (1998): 267-273.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Caryophyllene 37.80
2A-Eudesmol 16.70
3Caryophyllene Oxide 13.0
4A-Humulene 5.40

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Pinene 5.20
210-Epi-Gamma-Eudesmol 3.60
3Delta-Cadinene 1.10
4Alpha- Pinene 1.90
5Gamma-Muurolene 1.40
6Humulene Epoxide Ii 1.30
7Beta-Bourbonene 1.70
8Bicyclogermacrene 1.30
9Bornyl Acetate 1.90
10(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.10
11Camphene 0.30
12P-Cymene 0.10
131,8-Cineole 0.10
14Cubebol 0.50
15Terpinen-4-Ol 0.60
16Terpinolene 0.10
17Allo-Aromadendrene 0.10
18Delta-Selinene 0.20
19Alpha-Copaene 0.10
20Gamma-Terpinene 0.10
21Alpha-Gurjunene 0.20
22Germacrene D 0.10
23Alpha-Terpinene 0.10
24Alpha-Terpineol 0.10
25Khusimol 0.60
26Limonene 0.30
27Linalool 0.40
28Methyl Chavicol 0.60
29Myrcene 0.10

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