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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Nyctanthes essential oil
Plant Name
: Night-flowering Jasmine
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Flowers



Other Details

The essential oil was very important for cosmetic industries for making talk, soap, skin creams, and other products. The flowers contain essential oils, nyctanthin, D-mannitol, tannins, glucose, carotenoids, glycosides including β-monogentiobioside ester of α-crocetin.


1. Mathew, Nisha, et al. "Larvicidal activity of Saraca indica, Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, and Clitoria ternatea extracts against three mosquito vector species." Parasitology research 104.5 (2009): 1017-1025.

2. Manisha, Vats, Sharma Neha, and Sardana Satish. "Antimicrobial activity of stem bark extracts of Nyctanthes arbortristis Linn.(Oleaceae)." International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Research 1.1 (2009): 12-14.

3. Rahman, Mohammad Mizanur, et al. "Chemical Constituents of Essential Oil of Petals and Corolla Tubes of Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis Linn Flower." Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 14.6 (2011): 717-721.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Phytol 40.3
2Palmitic Acid 23.0
32-Methyloctadecane 17.6
4Octacosane 15.1

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