AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Ravensara aromatica essential oil
Plant Name
: Clove nutmeg
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


The essential oil of R. aromatica is used as a fragrance material in the perfumery industry, and as an antiseptic, anti-viral, antibacterial, expectorant, anti-infective in natural and folk medicine.


1. Ramanoelina, Panja AR, Jean Roger E. Rasoarahona, and Emile M. Gaydou. "Chemical composition of Ravensara aromatica Sonn. leaf essential oils from Madagascar." Journal of Essential Oil Research 18.2 (2006): 215-217.

2. Halpern, Georges M., Weverka, Peter The Healing Trail: Essential Oils of Madagascar, Basic Health Publications Inc., Laguna Beach CA, 2003, pp. 54.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Limonene 18.9

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Methyl Eugenol 5.2
2Linalool 4.7
3Sabinene 3.9
41,8-Cineole 2.5
5Alpha-Terpineol Trace
6Citronellal 0.1
7Methyl Chavicol 0.1

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