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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Pelargonium graveolens Kelkar essential oil
Plant Name
: Geranium, Rose Scented Geranium
Plant Variety Name
: Kelkar
Plant Tissue Name
: Herb


Pelargonium graveolens (Family: Geraniaceae) is native of eastern part of the Mediterranean region, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Other Details

Essential oil is used in high grade perfumery industries, it is used in bath and massages. Oil is also used to heal stress, acne, eczema and minor wounds.


1. Verma, Ram S., et al. "Essential oil composition of Pelargonium graveolens L’Her ex Ait. cultivars harvested in different seasons." Journal of Essential Oil Research 25.5 (2013): 372-379.

2. Rao, Bhaskaruni R. Rajeswara, et al. "The impact of wilt disease on oil yield and quality of two cultivars of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium species)." Journal of Essential Oil Research 11.6 (1999): 769-775.


Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Citronellol 63.4

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