AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Cymbopogan citratus essential oil
Plant Name
: Lemon grass
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant

Introduction

Lemon grass essential oil contains 65-85% citral and active ingredients such as myrcene, an antibacterial and pain reliever; citronella; citronellol; and geranilol.

Other Details

The antioxidant potential of an essential oil can be mainly attributed to its reducing power, radical scavenging ability and singlet oxygen quenching ability. The effect of antioxidants of essential oils on the DPPH radical scavenging was determined by their hydrogen donating ability.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name
1Anti-malarial
2Anti-microbial

Reference

1. Piaru, Suthagar Pillai, et al. "Chemical composition, anti-angiogenic and cytotoxicity activities of the essential oils of Cymbopogan citratus (lemon grass) against colorectal and breast carcinoma cell lines." Journal of Essential Oil Research 24.5 (2012): 453-459.

2. Tchoumbougnang, F., et al. "In vivo antimalarial activity of essential oils from Cymbopogon citratus and Ocimum gratissimum on mice infected with Plasmodium berghei." Planta medica 71.1 (2005): 20-23.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Geranial 74.5
2Neral 29.8

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