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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

Introduction

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.

Reference

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
2(E)-Beta-Ocimene Trace
3Terpinolene 0.5
4(Z)-Beta-Ocimene Trace
56-Methyl Hept-5-Ene-2-One 0.5
6Alpha-Terpineol 0.1
7Beta-Bourbonene 0.3
8Beta-Caryophyllene 0.6
9Beta-Pinene 0.1
10Camphor Trace
11Caryophyllene Oxide 0.6
12Cis-Sabinene Hydrate Trace
13Citronellal 0.5
14Linalool 0.6

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