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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Catharanthus roseus dhawal essential oil
Plant Name
: Periwinkle, Sadabahar, Sadafuli
Plant Variety Name
: Dhawal
Plant Tissue Name
: Flowers


Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as the Madagascar periwinkle or rosy periwinkle, is a species of Catharanthus native and endemic to Madagascar. Other English names occasionally used include Vinca, Cape periwinkle, rose periwinkle, rosy periwinkle, and

Other Details

The essential oil(s) of C. roseus offer opportunities for the genetic investigation of the synthesis and accumula- tion of its constituents.


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2. Pandey‐Rai, Shashi, et al. "Volatile components of leaves and flowers of periwinkle Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don from New Delhi." Flavour and fragrance journal 21.3 (2006): 427-430.

3. Bhuyan, Purnajyoti Deka, Phatik Tamuli, and Paran Boruah. "In-Vitro Efficacy of Certain Essential Oils and Plant Extracts against Three Major Pathogens of Jatropha curcas L." American Journal of Plant Sciences 6.2 (2015): 362.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Tricosane 37.9
2Heneicosane 20.8

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Tetracosane 6.1
2Docosane 4.3
39-Octadecen-1-Ol 3.1
4Nonadecane 2.8
5Octadecane 2.0
6Phytol 2.7
7(Z,Z)-Farnesol 1.5
8Hexadecanal 1.1
9Hexadecane 1.2
10Dihydrofarnesyl Acetone 1.1
11Hexatrienoic Acid 1.9
12Eicosan-1-Ol 1.7
13Eicosane 1.9
14Farnesyl Acetone 1.0
15Pentadecane 1.6
16Heptadecane 1.9
17Tetradecanal Trace
18Tetradecane 0.6
19Decanal Trace
20Hexadecanoic Acid 0.4
21Tridecane 0.6
22Decanoic Acid 0.6
23Hexadecyl Acetate 0.6
24Linalool 0.4
25Docosene 0.5
26Nerol Trace
27Dodecanoic Acid Trace
28Octadecanoic Acid 0.4
29Heneicosene 0.7

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