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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Cymbopogon flexuosus krishna essential oil
Plant Name
: Lemongrass
Plant Variety Name
: Krishna
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. Suitable in varied agroclimate regions including hills; oil yield is 209 kh/ha/year

Other Details

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


1. Anonymous 1997. Improved clonal variety krishna of lemongrass developed. CIMAP Newletter 24 (1&2):2-3.

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 82.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Limonene 1.2
2Citronellal 0.5
3Linalool 0.6
4(E)-Beta-Ocimene Trace
5Terpinolene 0.5
6(Z)-Beta-Ocimene Trace
76-Methyl Hept-5-Ene-2-One 0.5
8Alpha-Terpineol 0.1
9Beta-Bourbonene 0.3
10Beta-Caryophyllene 0.6
11Beta-Pinene 0.1
12Camphor Trace
13Caryophyllene Oxide 0.6
14Cis-Sabinene Hydrate Trace

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