AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Cymbopogon flexuosus Nima essential oil
Plant Name
: Lemongrass
Plant Variety Name
: Nima
Plant Tissue Name
: Whole plant


Cymbopogon flexuosus (Family: Poaceae) is native to India, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.This grass grows upto 2m tall from short woddy rhizome. For high citral percentage and more number of cuttings, suitable for sodic soils; oil yield 261 kg/ha/year.

Other Details

Essential oil is perfumery, flavour, citral is used for synthesis of vitamin A.


1. Anynomous 2003. Citral rich and high yielding lemongrass variety 'Nima' released for commercialization. CIMAP Newsletter 1:4.

2. Padalia, Rajendra C., et al. "Chemical fingerprinting of the fragrant volatiles of nineteen Indian cultivars of Cymbopogon Spreng.(Poaceae)." Rec. Nat. Prod. 5.4 (2011): 290-299.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Citral 89.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.8
2Terpinen-4-Ol 0.9
3(E)-Beta-Terpineol 0.9
46-Methyl Hept-5-Ene-2-One 0.7
5Beta-Caryophyllene Oxide 0.9
6Beta-Pinene Trace
7Borneol 0.8
8Citronellal 0.3
9Citronellyl Acetate 0.4
10Isopulegol 0.3
11Limonene 0.8
12Linalool 0.8
13Linalyl Acetate 0.4
14P-Cymene 0.2

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