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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Saussurea lappa essential oil
Plant Name
: Kuth
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Root


The essential oil in India it is also given as a medicine for cough, asthma, fever, and cholera. Its dried powder is the principal ingredient in an ointment for ulcers; it is also a hair wash.

Other Details

The root of Saussurea costus has been used as an incense and perfume ingredient for thousands of years and is mentioned in rabbinical writings as koshet, reflecting its arrowhead shape.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. Liu, Zhi Long, et al. "Essential oil composition and larvicidal activity of Saussurea lappa roots against the mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)." Parasitology research 110.6 (2012): 2125-2130.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Dehydrocostus lactone 46.75

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