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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Centaurea calcitrapa essential oil
Plant Name
: Star Thistle Honey
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Aerial part


Centaurea species produce a very fine mild flavored honey. It has a light, transparent and a thick viscous appearance with a distinct aroma of anise (some say almonds), slightly sharp or pungent with notes of sweet, spicy cinnamon, molasses and prune. It has a mild flavor of anise, low sweetness and hints of cinnamon flavor, slightly waxy, metallic flavor and sweet persistent aftertaste.


Brophy, Joseph J., Robert J. Goldsack, and Paul I. Forster. "The Essential Oils of Some Australian Cassytha Species (Lauraceae)." Journal of Essential Oil Research 21.6 (2009): 543-546.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Caryophyllene 5.30
2(E)-Beta-Farnesene 4.20
36,10,14-Trimethylpentadecan-2-one 4.70
4Heptanal Acid 4.20
52-phenyl ethanol 3.80

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Caryophyllene Oxide 3.20
2Delta-Cadinene 3.50
3Alpha-Cadinol 3.20
4Beta-Bisabolene 3.70
5(E)-beta-Damascenone 2.30
6Carvacrol 1.30
7Decanal 1.80
8Germacrene D 1.20
9Heneicosane 1.0
10A-Humulene 1.40
11(E)-Linalool Oxide (Furanoid) 0.20
12Hexanoic Acid 0.20
131-Epi-Cubenol 0.50
14Hexanol 0.20
15Linalool 0
16Benzaldehyde 0.60
17Cadina-1,4-Diene 0.20

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