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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Centaurea calcitrapa essential oil
Plant Name
: Star Thistle Honey
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Aerial part

Introduction

Centaurea species produce a very fine mild flavored honey. It has a light, transparent and a thick viscous appearance with a distinct aroma of anise (some say almonds), slightly sharp or pungent with notes of sweet, spicy cinnamon, molasses and prune. It has a mild flavor of anise, low sweetness and hints of cinnamon flavor, slightly waxy, metallic flavor and sweet persistent aftertaste.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name
1Anti-microbial

Reference

1. Brophy, Joseph J., Robert J. Goldsack, and Paul I. Forster. "The Essential Oils of Some Australian Cassytha Species (Lauraceae)." Journal of Essential Oil Research 21.6 (2009): 543-546.

2. Yayli, Nurettin, et al. "Composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils from Centaurea sessilis and Centaurea armena." Phytochemistry 66.14 (2005): 1741-1745.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Caryophyllene 5.30
2(E)-Beta-Farnesene 4.20
36,10,14-Trimethylpentadecan-2-one 4.70
4Heptanal Acid 4.20
52-phenyl ethanol 3.80

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Bisabolene 3.70
2Phenyl Acetaldehyde 3.70
3Caryophyllene Oxide 3.20
4Tricosane 3.80
5Delta-Cadinene 3.50
6Alpha-Cadinol 3.20
7Phytol 2.30
8(E)-beta-Damascenone 2.30
9Carvacrol 1.30
10Tetracosane 1.30
11Decanal 1.80
12Germacrene D 1.20
13Heneicosane 1.0
14A-Humulene 1.40
15Methyl Thymol 1.0
16Benzaldehyde 0.60
17Nonanal 0.90
18Cadina-1,4-Diene 0.20
19(E)-Linalool Oxide (Furanoid) 0.20
20Hexanoic Acid 0.20
211-Epi-Cubenol 0.50
22Hexanol 0.20
23Linalool 0

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