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Essential Oil Details

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

Introduction

Cymbopogon flexuosus (Family: Poaceae) is native to India, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.This grass grows upto 2m tall from short woddy rhizome. Oil yield is 103 kg/ha.

Other Details

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

Reference

1. Patra, NK, Kumar, B. 2005. Improved varieties and genetic research in medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). In Proceedings of second national Interactive Meet on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants: 53-61.

2. Chowdhury, Somit Roy, P. K. Tandon, and A. R. Chowdhury. "Chemical Composition of the Essential Oil of Cymbopogon flexuosus (Steud) Wats. Growing in Kumaon Region." Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 13.5 (2010): 588-593.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Citral 84

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Geraniol 5.0
2Alpha-Terpineol 4.42
3Limonene 2
4Citronella 1.5
5Neryl Acetate 1.38
6(E)-Beta-Ocimene 0.1
7Cis-Allo-Ocimene 0.55
8(Z)-Beta-Ocimene 0.4
913-Epi-Manoyl-Oxide 0.35
10Citronellol 0.1
116-Methyl-5-Hepten-2-One (Sulcatone) 0.6
12Alpha-Pinene 0.3
13Myrcene 0.1
14Beta-Eudesmol 0.26
15Beta-Pinene 0.45
16Piperitone 0.1
17Borneol 0.2
18Sabinene 0.1
19Camphene 0.3
20Terpinen-4-Ol 0.5
21Camphor 0.3
22Tricyclene 0.5
23Carvone 0.2
24Caryophyllene Oxide 0.17

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