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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Plantago ovata Niharika essential oil
Plant Name
: Psyllium, isabgol or isabhghula
Plant Variety Name
: Niharika
Plant Tissue Name
: Seed


Plantago ovata (Family: Plantaginaceae) is native of the Mediterranean region, North Africa and west Asia including India and Pakistan.It grows world wide but is most common in India. High yielding 10-11 q/ha; swelling index/ mucilage 442

Other Details

It was used in icecreams for flavour and thickness.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Lal RK, Sharma JR, Misra HO.1998. development of new variety "Niharika" of isabgol. Register of new genotypes of cultivars. J Med Arom Pl Sci 20: 421-422.

2. Seifi, Hooman, et al. "Chemometric Resolution Approaches in Characterisation of Volatile Constituents in Plantago ovata Seeds using Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry: Methodology and Performance Assessment." Phytochemical Analysis 25.3 (2014): 273-281.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Oleic Acid 23.30

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Farnesane 0.11
2Hexanoic Acid 0.11
3N-Decane 0.8
4Nonanal 0.9
51-Docosanol 0.41
61-Eicosanol 0.64
71-Tetracosanol 0.15
82-Amylfuran 0.11
92-Decenal 0.18
102-Isopropylcyclohexanol 0.11
11Curcumene 0.12
12Cycloheptanemethanol 0.12

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